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March 2015 Archives

West Virginia fatal car wreck leaves motherless children injured

A recent tragedy occurred on the West Virginia Turnpike that has left two children without a mother and fighting for their lives. A third child, reportedly unrelated to the two, is also listed in critical condition. Murder charges have been filed in the fatal car wreck. The suspect is apparently on probation in another state and has charges against him in a third state.

Lawsuit alleges wrongful discharge, sex discrimination

The attitude toward women in the workforce in West Virginia and across the country has improved greatly over the course of the last 50 years. However, there are still improvements that need to be made. One recently filed lawsuit against Alcon Laboratories and Novartis sheds some light on sex discrimination issues that may still be occurring in this country.

Coach who was fired unjustly by diocese receives $4 million

It seems that every day, stories of hazing or sexual crimes in this country's schools are making national news. While students in West Virginia and across the country are expected to be held responsible, school administrators are also coming under fire for the handling of the incidents. Because of this, the fact that one coach was fired unjustly after reporting hazing on the team he coached seems especially shocking. The diocese which employed, and then fired, the coach recently agreed to settle his lawsuit for $4 million.

Are you a victim of sex discrimination at work?

Sex discrimination is unacceptable and inappropriate in any workplace. West Virginia workers who have been treated differently at work because of their gender have the right to take actions and seek legal resolutions to their situations. If you are unsure if you are a victim of sex discrimination, it can be beneficial to seek a case evaluation to understand the available legal options.

How to respond if fired unjustly

If a West Virginia worker has been fired unjustly, it is important to understand the appropriate response. While it is frustrating and overwhelming to be fired unjustly, there are legal options available to those who find themselves in this unfortunate situation. If an employee has been fired for reasons that are illegal, such as racial discrimination or retaliation, this is wrongful termination.

Speeding and the dangers on West Virginia roadways

There is a certain social stigma associated with drunk driving, but speeding is often considered a mere traffic violation. Despite the way that speeding is perceived, it is actually one of the greatest dangers on West Virginia roadways, as much as drunk driving or texting and driving. Tens of thousands of people die every year in speed-related crashes, and thousands more are injured. If you have been injured in a car accident, it may be linked to a speeding driver.

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