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Employment Law

As an employee you have guaranteed rights. You have the right to work without fear of harassment or retaliation for reporting discrimination or illegal activity in the workplace. No matter if you work at a hospital, factory, warehouse or plant, you do not have to suffer harassment or get fired for reporting dangerous or illegal conduct.

Harassment On The Job

If you are facing frequent sexual harassment on the job, you do have recourse. If you were passed over for raises or promotions because of your religion, race or age, your rights are being violated. If you are dealing with contract disputes at work, a seasoned lawyer can offer skilled guidance. Contact Herrenkohl Law Office and speak with an experienced employment attorney about your situation.

Wrongfully Terminated From Your Job?

West Virginia and Ohio are employment-at-will states. This means employers can hire and terminate employees as they see fit. However, state and federal guidelines provide some employment protection for employees. You may not be terminated because of your:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • National origin
  • Race
  • Religion

Wrongful termination is a complex issue requiring experience and knowledge of the legal system. If you were wrongfully terminated, call Herrenkohl Law Office immediately at 304-948-5703 to schedule a consultation. We will evaluate your case and give you your options.

Does Your Discharge Involve Whistleblowing Or Retaliation?

In the area of employment law, there may be certain instances where whistleblower provisions can be asserted. If you acted in a safety-related matter or came to the aid of another employee in a protected class and were terminated because of that, speak with attorney Amy Herrenkohl about whistleblower protection today.

Were You Wrongfully Terminated?

Each termination situation is unique; however, there are some possible scenarios where protected employees may be knowingly and wrongfully terminated:

  1. Was your age an issue? Were you terminated in order to avoid paying on an anticipated pension or other benefit?
  2. Were you harassed? Did you work in a hostile work environment, where your race, religion, gender, heritage, or sexual orientation was exploited or demeaned in some substantial way? This may include either sexual harassment, or the undertone or expression of hateful speech, even if it was meant to be humorous.
  3. Was it your disability? Was your disability used to keep you in a substandard position or from achieving your full potential in the company? Wrongfully using age, disability or race as an excuse for discharge is illegal.

Bring These To Your Appointment:

  • Any incident or allegation report
  • All income information
  • Benefit information such as retirement plans, 401(k) plans, stock options, etc.
  • A list of individuals who would have knowledge of the event
  • Any pictures that would be relevant
  • A list of jobs you have applied for

For Skilled Employment Law Representation

Herrenkohl Law Office can help. Contact us online or call us at 304-948-5703 and schedule an initial consultation in one of our offices in Beckley or Barboursville, West Virginia.