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How to protect your rights in a hostile work environment

West Virginia employees who are facing unfair or inappropriate situations at work may benefit from a closer understanding of their rights. A hostile work environment is unacceptable, and those navigating complications in their employment have the right to seek assistance. Employment law is complex, and these cases are more effectively navigated with the help of a knowledgeable attorney.

If you have been denied a promotion, excluded from a work project or were treated unfairly because of your gender, you may be the victim of a hostile work environment. Sexual harassment in the workplace is always unacceptable, even if it comes in the form of inappropriate jokes and commentary. It is important for victims to take steps to ensure that they are fairly compensated for their suffering, as well as to be certain that the appropriate corrective action is taken.

A hostile work environment can include gender discrimination and sexual misconduct, but can also include discrimination or exclusion based on religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation. If you were denied your rightful vacation time, denied maternity leave or fired because of any illegal reason, you could have a case. If you are unsure about the circumstances of your situation, it is wise to seek a complete evaluation as soon as possible.

West Virginia employees are granted certain rights and are wise tobe closely familiar with their entitled protections. If you would like to understand your legal options or want to initiate a civil claim against your employer, we stand ready to help you. For more information on the employment law and hostile work environment cases we take, you can visit our websiteor schedule an appointment.

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