Author: McQueen

Attention nurses facing complaints before the board of nursing of west virginia

Attention nurses facing complaints before the board of nursing of west virginia Did you know that the Board of Nursing is required to complete its investigation, conduct a hearing and reach a final decision in your case within a set amount of time? The State Legislature has enacted a stature that requires such action within […]

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Medical Licensure – Continuing Medical Education – Due Process

Medical Licensure – Continuing Medical Education – Due Process In a recent case, I represented an out-of-state doctor who had applied to the West Virginia Board of medicine for a reactivation of his West Virginia license that had been inactive for six years. During his last two year licensure period in West Virginia, he had […]

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Collision with dump truck leads to personal injury, death

Collision with dump truck leads to personal injury, death Regular maintenance is an absolute necessity for large trucks that traverse West Virginia roads. Companies that ignore regular upkeep and maintenance put everyone on the road at risk for serious personal injury, often for accidents that could have otherwise been avoided. A blown tire on a […]

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Can employees be fired for being gay?

Gay Americans have been encouraged in recent years to think that job discrimination against them was due to be outlawed. But the Trump Administration gave notice this past week that it believes discrimination against LGBT employees is legal. The position of the Justice Department is that laws protecting workers from gender and racial bias should […]

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Personal injury claims for trucking accidents need special help

Personal injury claims for trucking accidents need special help Large tractor-trailers are a necessary part of our consumer society. Whether transporting refrigerated food products or reusable merchandise, it is hard to imagine what West Virginia roads might look like without these vehicles. Important as they may be, tractor-trailers also pose serious danger and are sometimes […]

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Officer files suit over alleged pregnancy discrimination

Officer files suit over alleged pregnancy discrimination Women in West Virginia often worry over when to tell their employer that they are pregnant. Although protected by federal law, pregnant women continue to face discrimination from their employers. An out-of-state police officer recently filed suit against her employer after what she says was repeated discriminatory behavior. […]

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FMLA discrimination can be avoided during natural disasters

FMLA discrimination can be avoided during natural disasters While recent natural disasters have left chaos and destruction across the country, those in West Virginia are not immune to the possibility that such a crisis will strike closer to home. When it does, they may need time off work to deal with the aftermath, whether that […]

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Discrimination and retaliation often go hand in hand

Discrimination and retaliation often go hand in hand Disability is a protected class under the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This protects disabled workers from discrimination. Unless the employee is unable to perform an essential job function, accommodations should be made to fit the worker’s situation. It’s not always the case, though. Sometimes a disabled […]

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Bad faith insurance denies valid claims

Bad faith insurance denies valid claims In most cases, if a homeowner has a mortgage, the lender requires a basic amount of insurance coverage to protect the property. Many homeowners extend their protection, especially if they live in areas prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes. While West Virginia does not see many […]

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Discrimination: Woman fired during maternity leave

Discrimination: Woman fired during maternity leave The Family and Medical Leave Act has helped West Virginia women have peace of mind to choose to have children and continue with a career. Even though they may not necessarily be paid for their leave, the federal laws allow women to remain at home after giving birth according […]

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