In today’s world, a job is something that many people are fortunate to have. Most importantly, a job provides financial security for you and your family. However, situations can arise that put your job at risk. If you have been passed over for promotions unfairly, mistreated by your employer, or fired from your job wrongfully, you may want to consider taking legal action.
At McQueen Davis PLLC, in Huntington, West Virginia, our attorneys know how stressful it is to deal with an employment law matter. We have the decades of litigation experience that it takes to handle these matters effectively and efficiently.
Protecting Your Rights With Honest, Realistic Advice
When you are going through an important employment issue, it is important that your attorney be sensitive to your needs and what is best for you. Our lawyers are constantly communicating with our clients, so you can make informed decisions throughout the process. We handle several employment law matters, including:
- Defamation issues: When an employer, an insurance adjuster or workers’ compensation administrator makes a defamatory statement about you, it can harm your future opportunities.
- Discrimination: Experiencing discrimination in the workplace, whether because of age, race and disability (where the employee who is disabled requests reasonable accommodations to do his or her job). Our attorneys can help you put an end to it.
- Sexual harassment: Being harassed by a co-worker or supervisor is a threatening situation that can easily create a hostile work environment. We believe that everyone should feel safe at work.
- Whistleblower protection: It is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against you for whistleblowing and in violation of strong public policy. If you were fired, demoted or otherwise mistreated, we can help.
- Wrongful discharge: An individual or at will or no reason when an individual is fired for a protective status (gender, religion, race etc). This is an exception to the at will doctrine.
- Workers Compensation Discrimination, Fraud, or Deliberate Intent: These are ways that an injured or discharged employee can sue the employer in court. Employers can not discriminate against an employee when he or she is on workers compensation. An employer or claims administrator can not defraud an employee who is on workers compensation by making false representations to the office of judges or other decision makers. A deliberate intent case is where an employee suffers a serious injury due to an employer’s violation of a specific written safety standards that caused the employee’s injury.