There are hundreds of reasons why a West Virginia business might legitimately choose to fire an employee. No one expects an employer to retain an employee who is untrustworthy and fails to fulfill his or her job responsibilities. However, there are federal and state laws that protect employees from discrimination. If an employee has been fired unjustly, he or she could file a civil suit in response. One out-of-state woman has done so after claiming she was fired for her age and having a baby.
The woman had been an employee of Abercrombie & Fitch for approximately nine years when she went on maternity leave. Two months into her leave, she claims she was contacted by a company representative who said that the company was consolidating and her position had been eliminated. Although she says she offered to move or accept a demotion, she was denied.