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YOUR WEST VIRGINIA WRONGFUL TERMINATION ATTORNEYS
Our firm has extensive experience working hard on behalf of our clients. We have achieved million-dollar results for clients and have helped thousands of them with their labor and employment legal concerns. Collectively, we’ve been involved in more than 100 trials on both sides of the courtroom, defending and prosecuting against those wronged in the workplace. We have a strong reputation in West Virginia for being trial-ready - even if your case settles before litigation, our opponents know we're prepared to take your case as far as it needs to go to get the best results.
TRUST BUILT ON EXPERIENCE AND RELIABILITY
EXPERIENCED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE COURTROOM
We don't hesitate to take a case to trial. We are known for this. Our willingness to fight is an advantage in or out of the courtroom.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WITH US
You need a legal team who responds when you reach out. We make ourselves available so that you can get help and answers when you need them.
From our first meeting with you, we’ll give you a realistic perspective of your case. When you ask questions later on, you’ll know you can trust us.
When you hire us, you know that you have a legal team willing to fight for you.
Wrongful Termination at Hospital
During her employment, Mrs. Cartwright complained of practices which were harmful to the health and safety of infant children and their mothers. Her employment was terminated by the hospital because it alleged that it had received a complaint from a patient concerning her behavior. However, an investigation by Atkinson & Polak, PLLC revealed there was no patient complaint.
The jury awarded Mrs. Cartwright $2 million.
Wrongful Termination after Safety Complaints
Mr. Burns was employed by Independence as a fire boss. During his employment, he consistently made complaints regarding safety problems at the mine. He was laid off due to what Independence Coal alleged was "a reduction in force." Nevertheless, his position was not eliminated and was immediately filled by someone who had never been a fire boss before.
The jury award Mr. Burns $2 million.
Wrongful Termination After Returning from Cancer Treatment
Mr. Mitchem was employed as a supervisor with Sara Lee Corporation who was diagnosed with cancer and was forced to take periods of time off work due to surgery and radiation. Shortly after he returned to work following a six-week absence due treatment, his employment was terminated. Atkinson & Polak, PLLC brought suit against Sara Lee for disability discrimination.
The jury awarded Mr. Mitchem $3.25 million.
Wrongful Termination Due to Age Discrimination
Mr. Rice was employed by defendants as its corporate controller for twenty-four years and had never received a poor evaluation or been reprimanded. The defendants terminated Mr. Rice's employment and replaced him with a substantially younger employee in his twenties who had no experience with the defendants. Atkinson & Polak, PLLC brought suit against the defendants for age discrimination.
The jury awarded Mr. Rice $2.1 million.
*When you read our case results, you should be aware that not all case results are typical, and that your results may be different. Every case is unique and has its own merits that must be evaluated by a legal professional.
AGGRESSIVE LITIGATION WITH INTEGRITY
You deserve someone who will work hard on your behalf. The outcome of your case can have significant ramifications on your future. Don’t wait to get help when you need a legal team you can trust. Our reputation was earned after helping numerous clients just like you, clients who needed honest answers and committed lawyers working hard on their behalf.
We take our role seriously from start to finish. It’s our goal to get an accurate picture of the legal issues at hand from our first meeting so we can begin preparing the right tactics moving forward.
We are not afraid of going to trial. While in some cases we may be able to successfully resolve your case outside of court using settlement negotiations, we start preparing your case for the trial stage as soon as possible so that we are fully prepared.
In any legal case, you need to know that someone is looking out for your best interests. We work hard to explore all possible avenues for resolution and to represent your interests effectively, too. You need a legal team you can count on.