Committed to Maintaining Equality in the Workplace in Morgantown, Clarksburg and Parkersburg
Every individual deserves and has an absolute right to a workplace free of race discrimination. Unfortunately, race discrimination continues to exist within our nation’s workforces.
Far too many employers are making decision based upon the color of one’s skin rather than the quality of his or her work. Highly qualified workers are being passed over for promotions, harassed, and subject to racially insensitive comments because of their race.
Bailess Law Firm recognizes that race discrimination in the workplace can be stressful and demoralizing. Our team of attorneys do not tolerate racism in the workplace.
Bailess Law Firm has obtained highly successful results for clients who have experienced race discrimination in the workplace. We help hold employers accountable who engage in discriminatory practices such as:
- Racially motivated jokes and comments,
- Exclusion for job opportunities,
- Retaliation for reporting race discrimination,
- Failing to promote,
- Failing to hire, or
- Failing to take prompt and correct action against discrimination.
Available Damages In West Virginia
The West Virginia Human Rights Act (WVHRA) protects employees who have faced race discrimination in the workplace. In order to come 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 race discrimination may be entitled to the following damages:
- Lost wages (back pay and front pay)
- Emotional distress
- Loss of Dignity
- Job Reinstatement
- Punitive Damages
Schedule an Appointment to Discuss Your Race Discrimination Case Today
Our team of West Virginia employment attorneys are ready to discuss your case. We take seriously the opportunity to hold employers accountable for engaging in race discrimination in the workplace.