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Workplace Discrimination Archives

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.

"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.

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