Upon getting fired, very few people say, "Yeah, I deserved that." Most people believe their termination was unfair. However, was it illegal? That's a completely different question. West Virginia, like most states, has what's called "at-will employment." That means that either the employee or employer can end the relationship without cause or notice for a variety of reasons -- or for no specific reason.
What is the first thing you need to do if you're demoted or fired after reporting a health and safety violation at work?
A man who used to work for a tree service has filed a lawsuit in Kanawha Circuit Court against his former employers for violating terms of the West Virginia Workers' Compensation Act. He's alleging wrongful termination as well as discrimination and retaliation.
Getting fired is probably one of the most distressing experiences you can have in your career -- especially if you did nothing to deserve it.
Everybody has a little job anxiety from time to time, but there are some big clues that you're about to be shown the door that you notice.
If you're an at-will employee, is it even possible to be the victim of a wrongful discharge?
In today's world, the line between what's personal and private and what's public and available for the world to see gets blurred all the time, largely thanks to social media.
The West Virginia Human Rights Act is a state law that's designed to be an enhancement of federal anti-discrimination laws -- although many workers are unaware of its existence.
As an employee, you do your best to provide your employer with a high level of service. Unfortunately, there may be times when you are unable to work, such as if you are dealing with a serious illness.
When a state has "at-will" employment, it means that an employer can fire an employee without giving a reason, as long as a person isn't fired for an illegal reason. West Virginia is one of those states.