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April 2016 Archives

West Virginia car accident sends passenger to hospital

While the majority of people in West Virginia are likely aware of the potential consequences of driving under the influence, they may be less aware of the dangers associated with fatigued drivers. A driver who falls asleep behind the wheel can easily cause a car accident that can have serious consequences. Unfortunately, one young man was recently sent to the hospital after the driver of the car he was riding in allegedly fell asleep at wheel.

Judge rules case involving retaliatory discharge can proceed

Politics in West Virginia local governments and other locations can often result in complex dealings. A recent out-of-state case alleging retaliatory discharge involving a sheriff's lieutenant illustrates this complexity. The plaintiff in the case claims that he was fired for addressing concerns about an animal shelter with the sheriff.

Victims of pregnancy discrimination may have employment law claim

For many women in West Virginia and elsewhere, pregnancy is a time of anticipation and excitement. Many women spend the months leading up to the birth of their baby perusing baby names and designing a nursery. Unfortunately, many pregnant woman and new mothers find themselves facing discrimination from their employers or potential employers. Those who have been victims of such discrimination have the option of filing an employment law claim.

"Religious Freedom" - The Thing That Couldn't Die

330px-ThingDie.jpg Yesterday I finished a trial that I "won" with a verdict in my client's favor.  However, I "lost" because the result wasn't what my client hoped for.  I was kind of bummed out but came to work my usual chipper self because it's spring and hope, er, springs eternal. 

Former police officer makes employment law claim

People in West Virginia and across the country have reasonable expectations regarding their places of employment. They should receive payment for their work, and they should be able to complete their job responsibilities free from harassment and discrimination. If these expectations are not met, it may become necessary for the employee to file an employment law claim. A former police officer who worked in a different state has recently undertaken such an action after claiming that he was discriminated against and forced to retire for reporting alleged discrimination.

Jury awards millions following claims of retaliatory discharge

Firefighters in West Virginia and across the country have extremely dangerous jobs. As a result, they have procedures in place to protect their lives and help ensure the safety of those who need their help. When someone does not follow those procedures, potentially resulting in harm, witnesses should feel comfortable reporting the incident without fear of retaliatory discharge. Unfortunately, one out-of-state firefighter claims that he was a victim of such an action after he accurately reported the events of a fire to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Fatal West Virginia accident reportedly result of drunk driving

For many children, a trip to Disneyworld is the fulfillment of one of their dreams. On the return home, they are likely happy with the memories created. Unfortunately, the return trip for several turned into a nightmare after police in West Virginia say that four people were killed in a drunk driving accident.

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