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Sex discrimination in the workplace: the rights of victims

West Virginia workers have the right to a place of employment that is free of harassment and discrimination. When sex discrimination does occur in the workplace, victims have every right to take action, putting an end to the unacceptable treatment and seeking damages for what has been done. Those who have been subjected to discrimination in West Virginia should take immediate steps to protect these rights.

Sex discrimination is unfair treatment based on a person's gender. Victims of this type of mistreatment may notice that they have been passed over for a promotion for which they were well-qualified or denied a raise for no reason. In other cases, victims may be subjected to inappropriate jokes or other actions, both subtle or overt, that make it difficult to complete tasks. Over time, it becomes unbearable to work in a hostile work environment.

West Virginia workers should be evaluated, promoted and hired on account of their abilities, not their gender. Those subjected to this behavior may feel demeaned and afraid to seek help for fear of losing their jobs. It is always within the rights of workers to seek legal counsel when subjected to harassment or discrimination at work, even if they are unsure if they have grounds for any legal action.

We can determine if you are a victim of sex discrimination and will take steps to ensure that your rights and interests are protected. A discreet evaluation can determine what legal options are available to you. Employers who allow, promote or even participate in gender-based discrimination should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

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