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Workplace Discrimination Archives

State may be 'hot spot for anti-LGBTQ legislation in 2017'

Although numerous advances in equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have been made in recent years, there are still many states where LGBT people can be discriminated against in the workplace because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. West Virginia is one of those states.

Discrimination case against Catholic hospital awaits ruling

Same-sex marriage has been legal in West Virginia since October 2014. However, a West Virginia nurse says that her employer, Huntington's St. Mary's Medical Center, refused to allow her to add her spouse to her employer-sponsored health insurance plan after they married in 2015.

What does reasonable accommodations mean for disabled workers?

Many members of the West Virginia workforce experience some form of disability. The kinds of disabilities vary widely and may include physical, cognitive, mental and other impairments. Most West Virginia residents want to be employed and this includes those dealing with a disability. Congress responded to the needs of the disabled population in 1990 by passing the Americans with Disabilities Act. This vital piece of legislation requires employers to make "reasonable accommodations" for these workers so that they may participate in the nation's workforce.

AP editor's employment law claim describes alleged discrimination

There are many people in West Virginia who are diligent and hardworking at their places of employment. Often, these workers are skilled and talented and expect to be rewarded for their efforts through pay and promotions. Unfortunately, an employee with the Associated Press has recently filed an employment law claim, arguing that she was discriminated against due to her age, gender and race.

Employment law claim argues woman is a victim of discrimination

All patients in West Virginia and across the country expect that their medical records are kept private. This is especially true for employees of hospitals whose records may contain sensitive information that they do not want shared with their co-workers. Unfortunately, one hospital employee from a different state has recently filed an employment law claim, arguing that her medical records were accessed by a co-worker, resulting in hostility and discrimination.

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.

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