Our attorneys defend your rights
Factories, offices and other work spaces should be safe places to work and do your job. Unfortunately, some workplaces can be hostile or even dangerous environments where people don’t feel safe or comfortable doing their job.
When these situations occur, victims of workplace harassment often feel powerless. They often feel like there’s nothing they can do and might not even be sure where they can turn to for help or how to handle such upsetting situations.
Fortunately, you’re not alone. We can help. Our experienced West Virginia workplace harassment attorneys at Klie Law Offices know exactly what to do in such difficult situations. That’s because we have handled many harassment cases and thoroughly understand West Virginia’s employment laws.
Types of harassment
Harassment at work can take many different forms. Some of the most common types of harassment cases we regularly deal with at our law firm include:
- Sexual harassment – Unwanted sexual contact or sexual advances should never be tolerated in the workplace. In some cases, sexual harassment may require the involvement of law enforcement if a sexual assault crime was committed.
- Physical harassment – Touching or hitting a co-worker constitutes physical harassment. Like sexual harassment, law enforcement officials may need to be contacted if a serious physical assault occurred in the workplace.
- Verbal harassment – Name calling, making threatening statements, telling obscene jokes and other offensive comments all constitute verbal harassment.
- Workplace discrimination – Making insulting comments about a co-worker based on their race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, political beliefs or age are all examples of workplace discrimination.
Whatever type of harassment claim you’re dealing with, no matter how serious or minor it might seem, make sure you take your claim seriously right from the start. Make sure you contact our law firm and schedule a free case evaluation today.
How we can help you
Don’t underestimate the complexity of your harassment case. And if your employer claims there’s nothing they can do about your complaint, don’t take their word for it. Talk to us and learn more about all the legal options available to you.
Depending on the circumstances of your complaint, we may decide with your consent to negotiate a resolution to this matter directly with your employer. Other times, we may file a lawsuit against your employer on your behalf. Our law firm also has experience dealing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which handles many harassment complaint investigations.
Another important factor to remember – you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action after the harassment occurred in the workplace. In most cases, you only have two years, according to West Virginia’s statute of limitations. That’s why we’re eager to meet with you right away. You deserve justice and we can fight for it. Call Klie Law Offices right now.