Barboursville Employment Law Attorney Fights for Workers’ Rights
Respected firm handles various West Virginia labor law matters
As an employee, you have rights that are guaranteed under federal and West Virginia law. Of course, enforcing those rights against your boss or the company that employs you can be very difficult. Herrenkohl Law Office in Barboursville and Beckley stands up for employees in cases stemming from unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation and unpaid wages. Whether you work in a factory, warehouse or office, my firm is ready to take quick action in order to help you hold the people and businesses that violate workplace laws accountable.
Accomplished advocate aids victims of discrimination and harassment
Throughout southern West Virginia, I am a dedicated advocate for employees who have faced mistreatment on the job, such as:
- Discrimination — An employer cannot treat someone who works for them differently because of their race, religion, sex, age, ethnic background or disability status. Discrimination can take many forms and sometimes is hard to detect. People who didn’t get a job, were unjustly denied a promotion or were wrongfully terminated rely on me to gather the facts needed to make a strong argument for legal relief
- Retaliation — Workers should not be punished for exercising their rights or reporting safety violations. West Virginia prohibits businesses from taking adverse actions against employees who engage in certain actions, such as making a discrimination complaint or filing a workers’ compensation claim. Employers might try to cover up the real reason for a firing, demotion or pay cut, but I have the experience to get to the truth.
- Unpaid wages and overtime — If you haven’t received the basic pay or overtime you’ve earned through your hard work, my firm will aggressively pursue your rightful compensation and penalties from your employer.
I know how important each paycheck is, so I don’t back down when working to recover back pay and other types of relief on behalf of mistreated employees. Whether your case is best handled through strong communication with your employer, filing an administrative action or initiating a lawsuit, my firm will battle for a prompt, favorable resolution.
Litigator seeks relief for employees who have faced sexual harassment
No matter what type of job you have, sexual harassment is illegal. Whether you’re being pressured to go out on a date with your boss or find yourself subjected to mistreatment because you rejected a supervisor’s advances, I can take action against your employer to stop the misconduct and seek appropriate compensation for the harm you’ve suffered. My firm also represents victimized employees in hostile work environment claims when they are subjected to sexually offensive comments, images and behavior.
Dedicated attorney represents clients in wrongful termination claims
Though West Virginia’s “at will employment” standard allows businesses to fire employees without providing a reason, some dismissals are illegal and entitle the victim to legal relief. If you believe your firing was motivated by workplace discrimination, retaliation for reporting employer misconduct or punishment after you exercised your right to take family leave, my firm can help you pursue back pay and other remedies. When employment is governed by a contract, I can review the relevant agreement and determine if a potential contractual claim exists.
Contact a skillful West Virginia employment lawyer to make an appointment
Herrenkohl Law Office represents West Virginia workers in a full range of employment matters, including wage and wrongful termination claims. Please call 304-948-5860 or contact me online to schedule a consultation. My offices are in Barboursville and Beckley.