Under federal and West Virginia law, all employees are entitled to a fair and equitable work environment. Discrimination occurs when an employer singles out certain employees and workers, treating the individuals differently due to the fact that they belong to a protected status such as race, gender, age, disability, religion or ethnicity. Discrimination can occur when the individual is not hired, demoted, terminated, denied opportunities or simply mistreated because of his or her status.
Bluefield Wrongful Termination Lawyer — Protecting Against Employer Discrimination
If you have been discriminated against at work, there are steps that you can take to protect your rights and achieve a fair and equitable work environment. At the Law Office of Stephen P. New, we are committed to advocating for individuals who have faced:
- Gender discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Race discrimination
- Religious discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Unfair wage practices
- Hostile work environment
You employer or company may try to convince you that everything is being done correctly. We will thoroughly assess the situation and determine if your rights are being violated. If they are, we understand the steps to take and documentation to obtain to prove your claim and hold your employer accountable.
When we bring a case against a company, the burden of proof lies with the employer. This means that it must show a non-discriminatory basis for taking action against a person with a protected status. We will prepare a thorough case on your behalf to ensure that the employer is not able to claim false reasons for the discrimination.
Contact A Beckley Employment Discrimination Lawyer
To arrange an initial consultation to discuss your case and work environment, please contact our West Virginia law firm today at 304-250-3280 or toll free at 888-692-8084.