Employment Discrimination

When an employment dispute happens, it’s easy to feel as though you’re not sure who to trust. This is one of the leading reasons why you need to consider experienced employment discrimination lawyers sooner rather than later. 

Your Protections as an Employee 

Federal and West Virginia state laws provide many protections for employees. For example, there are federal and state laws prohibiting sexual harassment, racial discrimination and gender bias in the workplace. West Virginia has taken an additional step by providing a legal remedy in cases involving workers' compensation discrimination. Federal and state laws also enable workers to obtain compensation and benefits that have been illegally denied to them. Victims of employment discrimination or harassment may be eligible for compensation for emotional suffering, lost wages, compensatory damages and/or punitive damages.

Why You Need Experienced Lawyers 

We are a results-oriented law firm with a record of success in employment law and litigation cases. Our firm represents clients in a variety of employment law cases, including:

  • Discrimination based on age, disability, gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity and other legally protected classes
  • Workers' compensation discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Wrongful termination
  • ERISA and benefits coverage
  • Whistleblower actions
  • Constructive discharge
  • Other employment law matters

Workplace Discrimination comes in many forms.

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West Virginia Employment Law Provides Protections and Remedies

West Virginia laws provide some unique protections and remedies for wronged workers. For example, unlike in other states, there is no requirement to take your case before a state agency. In West Virginia, you can file a claim in a circuit court immediately if you feel you have a case for discrimination, harassment or denial of benefits.

We know how important it is to take prompt action in employment law cases. We pursue your claims aggressively from the very beginning, fighting for your rights in an efficient and effective manner. This can speed up the case significantly and enables us to begin building a strong case for you right away. It also tells the opposing party that we are serious in pursuing your claims.

Whether your case involves a termination, a failure to promote or a failure to hire based on age, workers' compensation discrimination, sexual harassment or any other employment law matter, our attorneys will work to obtain compensation and justice for you.

You can contact us today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your rights and the potential next steps. We’re here to help and will be happy to discuss your case. 

West Virginia employment discrimination lawyers

When you believe that an employer has acted wrongful and you’ve been harmed as a result, it’s important to consult with experienced employment discrimination lawyers as soon as possible. Make sure to contact the attorneys at Atkinson & Polak to make sure you are covered.