Charleston, WV Age Discrimination Attorneys
We Are Committed to Achieving Fairness in the Workplace in Morgantown, Clarksburg and Parkersburg
Have you given the best years of your life to a company only to be passed over for a younger worker, or let go so the company can save money? You are not alone. Employers throughout the United States who engage in age discrimination are leaving older workers feeling “just like a number.” These employers simply do not care how difficult it is for an older worker to reinvent themselves and find work.
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, our workforce is more diverse, bigger, and older than it was 50 years ago. Yet, rather than value its older workers, employers who engage in age discrimination disregard the years of service of their older workers. Being fired, demoted, or laid off unfairly can be devastating. The loss of a paycheck is a serious concern. However, on many levels, our job is how we identify ourselves. Consequently, the loss of our identity can be severe and depressing.
Available Damages In West Virginia
In West Virginia, older workers who experience age discrimination are protected by the West Virginia Human Rights Act (“WVHRA”) and common law. In order to be protected under the WVHRA, your employer must have employed at least 12 or more employees for twenty or more weeks in a year. Under the WVHRA, victims of age discrimination may be entitled to the following damages:
- Lost wages (back pay and front pay)
- Emotional distress
- Loss of Dignity
- Job Reinstatement
- Punitive Damages
Contact Bailess Law Firm to Discuss Your Case
At Bailess Law Firm, your team of lawyers have zero tolerance for age discrimination in the workplace. Employers who engage in age discrimination must be held accountable. We recognize the devastation unemployment causes on the family unit.
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