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March 2016 Archives

West Virginia truck accident sends 3 to hospital

Car accidents happen every single day with varying degrees of consequences. When an accident involves a commercial truck, however, the repercussions can be serious due to the vehicle's size. Unfortunately, three people in West Virginia were recently sent to the hospital following a truck accident.

Sexual harassment and discrimination: Professor faces allegations

There are many thousands of workers in West Virginia who are dedicated to their jobs, who only want to perform their job responsibilities to the best of their abilities. Unfortunately, victims of sexual harassment and discrimination often find themselves struggling to do this. In many cases when the behavior is reported, it is ignored and allowed to continue. One out-of-state woman has recently filed a lawsuit as a result of the alleged behavior of the dean of a prestigious law school. He has since resigned from his employment position.

Therapist says she was fired unjustly for reporting neglect

The vast majority of therapists in West Virginia choose their profession because of their desire to help others. One out-of-state woman, however, claims that she was fired unjustly after she reported what she claims was patient neglect to the management of CooperRiis, the provider of mental health care that employed her. A jury has recently ruled in her favor in a lawsuit filed as a result of her termination.

Fatal car wreck in West Virginia kills 3; 1 remains hospitalized

There are many safe drivers who travel on West Virginia roads every day. Despite their defensive driving, they can still become victim of the unsafe actions of others on the roadways. Unfortunately, one family from another state is likely still in shock after learning of the fatal car wreck that killed three members of their family.

Ex-Lowe's employee claims she was fired unjustly after her injury

Discrimination can come in many forms, and one form is treating workers differently because of their medical conditions, including pregnancy. Employers in West Virginia and elsewhere have a responsibility to provide reasonable accommodations in applicable circumstances. Sadly, some employers would rather dismiss the workers rather than assist them. A former Lowe's employee claims she faced discrimination and was fired unjustly after she was hurt on the job and revealed she was pregnant. She filed her case against the retailer in a federal court.

Best Buy charged with sexual harassment and discrimination

Many West Virginia residents may turn to Best Buy for all of their electronic needs. Individuals who have questions often turn to the company's Geek Squad to help them resolve issues and troubleshoot their items. A former member of the Geek Squad, who worked outside the state, claims that she was bullied and harassed by her co-workers and supervisor both in person and through online messaging. Her sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit against the retailer and former boss was filed in the state's Supreme Court.

Woman claims she was fired unjustly to save the company money

West Virginia employees who work based on commission believe that they will get paid what they are owed for the hard work that they do. A woman who worked outside the state claims that she was fired unjustly so that her former employer would not be forced to pay her commission and other payments she believes she is owed. She has sued the company for a wrongful termination in a federal court.

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