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June 2016 Archives

College president files lawsuit over employment termination

A person starting a new job is likely aware that if one's job performance is not up to the employer's standards, he or she could be fired. Unfortunately, some people in West Virginia have found themselves facing an employment termination for unfair, and possibly illegal, reasons. One out-of-state woman has recently made such claims and filed a lawsuit against the college that fired her.

Arrest follows fatal car wreck in West Virginia

The potential dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol are well-publicized in an attempt to deter such behavior. Unfortunately, drivers in West Virginia and across the country continue to drive after consuming such substances, often causing serious injuries to the innocent people with whom they come into contact. For example, police believe the driver they say caused a fatal car wreck was under the influence at the time.

Zillow settles sexual harassment lawsuit, among other claims

When a person in West Virginia who is seeking a job finally receives an offer, he or she is likely thrilled with the news. When the job offer comes from a well-known company that appears to becoming increasingly popular, the news is even more exciting. Unfortunately for several employees of Zillow, their experience with the company was apparently unpleasant. The company has recently settled several federal lawsuits, including at least one alleging sexual harassment.

Nurses charged after patient suffers nursing home injuries

Most families in West Virginia want nothing more than to provide for the needs of their loved ones. Unfortunately, those who are severely disabled or elderly often require care that is beyond what the average person can provide. As a result, families make the often difficult decision to place their loved ones in nursing homes or rehabilitation facilities. Despite the promises made by these facilities that patients will receive the utmost care, many patients fall victim to nursing home injuries. For example, three workers in an out-of-state facility were charged with crimes for their alleged neglect of an injured patient.

Lawsuit: Employment termination followed decision to enforce law

When it comes to being a public servant hired to ensure that specific laws are correctly enforced in West Virginia, that employee is expected to follow the law. However, one out-of-state man claims that his employment termination came as a result of his insistence to enforce the law as he interpreted it. As a result, the former employee filed a lawsuit against both the mayor who fired him and the town that the major served.

Off-duty firefighter killed in fatal accident in West Virginia

Firefighters likely know of the risks they are taking when they run into a burning building or attempt some other type of rescue. However, job-related risks are not the only ones they face. Unfortunately, a recent fatal accident has left the family of a West Virginia firefighter mourning his loss.

Lawsuit claims employment termination was unjust

Many working parents in West Virginia know of the stress that comes with a sick child. In addition to concern over their child, they also experience stress over the need to miss work to provide care. While federal law allows employees to miss 12 weeks of work if they become sick or need to provide care for a sick family member, an employment termination lawsuit claims that one woman faced job complications for doing so.

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