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West Virginia Employment Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination, Harassment

A former law firm employee has filed a West Virginia employment lawsuit, alleging he suffered harassment and discrimination by fellow employees at the company, which went unaddressed by superiors. The West Virginia Record reports plaintiff is suing his former employer as well as a former colleague, who allegedly carried out the brunt of the harassment....

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What Are Your Rights if Your Employer Doesn't Pay You Properly?

There are many protections under the law designed to ensure employees are treated fairly by their employers. Despite these protections, some companies still fail to live up to their obligations in many situations. Just recently, The Walt Disney Co. had to pay $3.8 million in unpaid wage claims, according to the U.S. Department of Labor....

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What does Disparate Impact Job Discrimination Mean?

Employers and employees must understand all rules and restrictions governing the employee/employer relationship. Some of the most important employment laws affecting the rights of workers and the obligations of employers include laws prohibiting discrimination. Not only do anti-discrimination laws preclude employers from overtly treating employees unfairly if they are members of a "protected class," but...

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Employment Law Rules to Know When Hiring Seasonal Workers

Tis the season for hiring seasonal and holiday workers. Many employers in the retail and hospitality industries bring in temporary or seasonal workers at this time of year. Seasonal workers can also be hired in a wide variety of other industries as well. If your company is going to be bringing on workers on a...

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What Are the Legal Protections in Place for Disabled Workers in West Virginia?

There are many disabled individuals who are able to work with their disabilities and who are interested in taking jobs across a wide range of fields. Unfortunately, there are circumstances in which employers discriminate against people because of their disability, even when those individuals are fully qualified to be skilled workers and to do a...

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Understanding Hostile Work Environment Discrimination

The West Virginia Record reported recently on the case of a Hispanic man who is suing the local fire department for unlawful employment discrimination. He was employed by the fire department between October 2012 and January 2015, during which time he indicates he performed all of his work duties in an appropriate manner. However,  the man claims...

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What are the Different Kinds of Workplace Discrimination?

Both companies and employees must be familiar with employment law, including the various federal and state regulations which protect workers from being discriminated against. Employers can face substantial consequences for unlawful discrimination, and workers can obtain monetary damages when being treated wrongfully.  For some workers and some employees, there are common misconceptions about exactly what...

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Pedestrian Accident Prevention in West Virginia

West Virginia has laws that apply to pedestrians' use of the road. These laws are designed to make sure pedestrians can safely share the road with other drivers. For example, Article 10 of Chapter 17C of the West Virginia Code states that pedestrians are subject to traffic control signals at crosswalks, but have the right-of-way if there aren't...

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