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October 2014 Archives

Siemens whistleblower files complaint for being fired unjustly

A former employee for Siemens is claiming that she lost her job because she spoke out about issues she had with the company's medical records system. She alleges that she lost her job after voicing her concerns at the West Virginia facility. At the time of her report, Siemens was apparently being investigated for fraudulently obtaining contracts. The plaintiff threatened to take legal action against the company for being fired unjustly but was given her job back seven months later.

Man claims his improper drainage complaint had him fired unjustly

Many employees have problems at some point with their employers, but these can usually be remedied. In some instances, however, the complaint could result in the employee being fired unjustly. A man working for a planning commission in West Virginia filed a complaint and spoke to the mayor, remarking that some of the drainage from sidewalk projects was going onto his property. He claims that he sought financial relief for the inconvenience. After reporting the incident, he claims he lost his job.

Former employee for a mining company claims he was fired unjustly

Age should not be a defining factor in whether to continue to keep an employee. As long as the worker is able to continue to perform the essential functions of the job, there should not be an issue. However, there are occasions when a company may feel that a worker has lost his or her value to the company due to age, resulting in the employee being fired unjustly. That appears to have been the case for a West Virginia man who asserts that the only reason he lost his job was because of his age.

Ex-producer for CNN claims he was fired unjustly for age and race

Firing someone is never easy, but certain laws have been put in place to allow companies the right to terminate an employee who is not working to standards. West Virginia and many other states are considered "at will, " meaning a worker can be terminated at any time and without the need for first establishing just cause for doing so. However, there are still instances where workers are fired unjustly, and legal remedies exist to right those wrongs.

Worker loses his job after reporting a hostile work environment

Although it is illegal, many employees are still the victims of sexual harassment. West Virginia workers may not speak up out of fear of retaliation, including concerns about losing their jobs. Sometimes, however, observes a hostile work environment and tries to do the right thing by reporting the incidents to a supervisor. A few employers, however, simply don't want to deal with the situation and silence the worker with a wrongful termination instead.

Worker alleges age discrimination, says he was fired unjustly

Even though West Virginia labor laws allow employers to dismiss workers and employees resign when it suits them, there are circumstances where an employer's act of dismissal may be illegal. A 70-year-old man who was employed as a valet recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the hospital where he worked.He claims age discrimination in promotion opportunities, as well as when he was allegedlyfired unjustly.

Medical malpractice suit is the 3rd lawsuit medical student faces

A medical student is facing a third negligence charge this year. In July, she was involved in a car accident, which led to two lawsuits. This was followed by a medical malpractice lawsuit filed in August. In West Virginia and elsewhere, families who believe that negligence was the root cause of the death of a loved one may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.

Brain injury victims may need more help than they realize

Any kind of accident and injury that results from the negligence of another can be difficult to bear or even devastating. However, when a brain injury has occurred, the after effects and true cost of the injury may be particularly difficult to predict or plan for. Brain injury victims in West Virginia and their families may benefit from understanding how a brain injury can impact all aspects of life and how costly it can be.

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