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Workplace Retaliation

Charleston, WV Workplace Retaliation Attorneys

Helping Workers Hold Employers Accountable for Unlawful Retaliation in Charleston, Morgantown, Clarksburg and Parkersburg

You spend a good deal of your waking hours at work, and you should be able to do your job without being subjected to harassment, discrimination, unsafe conditions, or other unlawful treatment. Unfortunately, these things can and do occur in workplaces throughout West Virginia, and when employees report mistreatment, hazards, or illegal activity, they often find themselves facing retaliation from their employer. Sound familiar? If so, one thing is certain: You need an experienced and highly skilled employment law attorney.

Fortunately, you've come to the right place. At Bailess Law Firm, our distinguished trial attorneys help victims of workplace retaliation understand their employment rights and explore their options for compensation. Our reputation as fierce litigators precedes us. Hiring our firm to represent you puts your employer and their defense team on notice that they should take your case seriously.

Here's what you should know about West Virginia workplace retaliation cases and how our esteemed retaliation lawyers can fight to help you recover fair damages.

The West Virginia Human Rights Act Protects Employees From Retaliation

Don't let what you've heard about West Virginia's "at-will" employment laws trick you into thinking there's no recourse for workers who've experienced retaliation. State and federal laws protect employees from illegal retaliatory actions. Specifically, the West Virginia Human Rights Act prohibits employers with 12 or more employees from discriminating or retaliating against workers due to race, gender, disability, religion, or other protected characteristics. Additionally, federal employment laws protect workers from retaliation for reporting the following conditions:

  • Unsafe work environment
  • Faulty equipment or machinery
  • Understaffing
  • Patient abuse
  • Poor water quality
  • USERRA violations
  • Mining safety
  • Unsafe vehicles
  • Government waste

These same laws protect you from retaliation for taking family or medical leave (FMLA) or for refusing to submit to a lie detector test.

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Taking Action Against Unlawful Retaliation by Employers

When you feel you’ve been wronged at work, you should be free to file a formal complaint without fear. The resulting investigation may reveal nothing, or it may indicate inappropriate behavior. Either way, you should not be punished for speaking up. If your management takes revenge on you, you are the victim of workplace retaliation.

Retaliation in the workplace is illegal, and you can receive compensation if it happens to you. Bailess Law Firm PLLC has over 10 years of experience helping clients who’ve been wrongfully targeted for voicing their concerns. We can help you get the justice you deserve.

Forms of Workplace Retaliation

Retaliation can look different for each person and each scenario. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding your case. Our team can evaluate your situation, and if we see evidence of retaliation, we can act on your behalf. 

Retaliation can include:

  • Promotion denial 
  • Open, overt harassment
  • A sudden loss of benefits
  • Demotion or a cut in pay
  • A sudden change to an undesirable shift

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Holding Employers Accountable for Unlawful Behavior

You should never have to worry about doing the right thing by reporting illegal activity, unsafe working conditions, harassment, or discrimination in the workplace. Unfortunately, it happens all too often that honest employees become the victims of unfair and unlawful acts of retaliation. If you have found yourself on the receiving end of aggression, threats, intentional exclusion, loss of benefits or working hours, demotion, or wrongful termination of your employment after speaking up, Bailess Law Firm PLLC wants to hear from you. 

Don't be fooled by West Virginia's “at will” employment laws; you are not without a voice in this matter. There are state and federal laws in place that protect victims of illegal retaliatory actions and hostile work environments. Our Morgantown retaliation lawyers can help you understand your legal options and work towards a just outcome that holds the responsible party accountable and makes you whole again.

Why Choose Bailess Law Firm PLLC?

  • We handle all of our cases with the utmost discretion, care, and professionalism
  • We have extensive experience in the area of employment law and will never settle for less just to avoid trial
  • We hold ourselves to the highest standards of honesty and integrity so you can feel confident in our counsel

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