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September 2014 Archives

Sexual harassment can create a hostile work environment

In the course of the last 100 years, there have been great advancements in the workplace. Specifically, there have been changes made regarding how employees are treated and the legal recourse available in the event of mistreatment, such as sexual harassment, that results in a hostile work environment. A large portion of this change can be credited to the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Despite the strides that have been made, many people in West Virginia have found themselves to be the victims of sexual harassment in the work place.

Former police chief sues for wrongful employment termination

All workers are protected by law in the workplace. This is even true for those whose job it is to uphold the law. A local police chief in West Virginia has decided to sue the city government and the city's mayor for wrongful employment termination.

Woman claims she was fired unjustly over age, pregnancy

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.

Reckless driving possible cause of West Virginia car wreck

A West Virginia woman is dead after a tragic car wreck possibly caused by reckless driving. In King George County, the car wreck occurred when the woman's car was hit head-on. The man driving the truck crossed the center line, but the reason why is not known. He was charged with reckless driving and law enforcement does not believe that he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Facing sex discrimination -- what are your options?

There is no place for sex discrimination, or any type of unlawful discrimination, in the modern workplace. Despite employment laws and other measures, there are West Virginia employees who face this hardship every single workday. Fortunately, there are legal measures available for those who have dealt with inappropriate behavior from employers or other employees, including sex discrimination.

Worker claims he was fired unjustly after on-the-job injury

A West Virginia man claims that he was fired unjustly after he sustained an injury while he was at work. He filed a lawsuit against New River Electrical Corporation and Dynamic Electric LLC on grounds of wrongful termination. The lawsuit states that he was fired unjustly because he got hurt as he was working outside of what is considered his normal job description.

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