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February 2016 Archives

Comptroller wins $450K after claiming she was fired unjustly

Many individuals in West Virginia and elsewhere suffer from disabilities, but that does not prevent them from pursuing gainful employment with some assistance. A former comptroller from another state alleges that she was fired unjustly based on her disability. She pursued her discrimination claim against the county treasurer in a federal court.

Woman wins $125k after enduring a hostile work environment

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.

166 women win sex discrimination lawsuit against BAE Systems

A group of over 166 female employees for BAE Systems outside West Virginia are reportedly receiving justice for the claim they filed against the company in 2013. The main plaintiff for the case is the only plaintiff no longer with the company. She asserts that she was forced out of the company once her complaints were made public. All of the women in the lawsuit claim they were allegedly exposed to sexual harassment and sex discrimination

Woman alleges she was fired unjustly her first day on the job

The first day on the job for new hires in West Virginia are always expected to be a bit disconcerting while they get their bearings. One out-of-state woman claims that her first day on the job ended with her being fired unjustly. She alleges that the reason for her termination was the color of her skin and has filed a lawsuit against her former employer and its owner in a federal court.

Transgender woman wins $115K in her sex discrimination lawsuit

A transgender woman who worked outside West Virginia finally feels that she has received justice. The woman claims that Deluxe Financial Services Inc. discriminated against her and subjected her to a hostile work environment. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a sex discrimination complaint on her behalf against the company in a federal court.

Intern alleges sexual harassment after a few hours on the job

It is unlawful for West Virginia employers to allow sexual misconduct to go on in the workplace and not handle the situation promptly. An out-of-state assistant intern alleges that she faced sexual harassment that even brought violence to where she lived. She is accusing the assistant police chief of sexual harassment and the city for not stopping the harassment she reported in a federal court.

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