Work provides more than a wage. Work is where we devote most of our hours, so we can spend quality time with our families and friends doing the things we love. Although West Virginia is an “at will” state, that does not mean your employer can break the law or mistreat you. Klein & Sheridan, LC understands that the best time to consult about an employment situation is before a termination occurs. That is why we offer a free consultation to anyone who has questions about her or his work environment or treatment on the job.
As an employee, you may experience illegal treatment by your employer without even realizing it. Here are some common issues to watch out for:
- Your employer cannot retaliate against you if you make a good faith report involving discrimination or a hostile work environment.
- Your employer has a duty to investigate your good faith report concerning treatment that you honestly believe is illegal or discriminatory.
- Your employer must timely pay your final wages if it fires you or your employment ends.
- Your employer cannot discriminate against you if you require treatment for a serious health condition and/or require assistance to do your job.
- Your employer cannot invade your privacy or defame you.
- If you have filed for health or workers’ compensation benefits, your employer cannot discriminate against you based on your attempt to seek such benefits.
You Have Rights
If you have been terminated or have concerns about your employer’s treatment of you, we want to hear from you. All initial consultations are free.
Klein & Sheridan, LC provides legal services for clients in the following matters:
- Unemployment Benefits and Appeals
- Family Medical Leave
- Unpaid Wages (Wage Payment Claims)
- Discrimination (Age, Disability, Gender, Pregnancy, Race, National Origin, Orientation, Religion, Veteran)
- Retaliatory Firings (Whistle-Blower Actions)
- Sexual Harassment
- Non-Competition Agreements
- Employment Contracts