As an employee, you take great pride in providing your employer with top-notch work. Unfortunately, this doesn't mean that nothing bad will ever happen at your place of employment.
As an employee, you expect to have access to a safe work environment. Even so, you know that something could go wrong in the future. For example, you could become the victim of sexual harassment.
We've come a long way since the "Mad Men" days when sexual harassment was rampant in many workplaces, and women (and men) had little if any recourse if they were being hit on or worse in the office.
When you send your teen to high school, you know that there will be some tough times ahead, but you hope your kid is happy and healthy. After all, high school should provide your child with many terrific memories. A recent study performed by a team from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia found that some students -- mainly female -- have been the victim of sexual harassment.
Most families in West Virginia want nothing more than to provide for the needs of their loved ones. Unfortunately, those who are severely disabled or elderly often require care that is beyond what the average person can provide. As a result, families make the often difficult decision to place their loved ones in nursing homes or rehabilitation facilities. Despite the promises made by these facilities that patients will receive the utmost care, many patients fall victim to nursing home injuries. For example, three workers in an out-of-state facility were charged with crimes for their alleged neglect of an injured patient.
Workers in West Virginia and across the country have several reasonable expectations regarding their employment. Among these expectations are a workplace that is free from harassment, allowing them to complete their job responsibilities, and fair treatment in regard to members of the opposite sex. Unfortunately, many workers are victims of sexual harassment and discrimination. Akers Law Offices PLLC is ready to help these victims seek the justice they deserve.
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.
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.
West Virginia employers are expected to keep a safe environment that is free from harassment for all workers, but sometimes these situations are not properly handled. A former employee for Vacation Resorts International (VRI) claims that she was the victim of a hostile work environment and suffered sexual harassment from her manager. Even after reaching out for help, she claims that the problem was not remedied and turned to the civil court system for justice.
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.