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    Wrongful Termination in West Virginia

    Employers in West Virginia do not need a reason to fire an employee; however, employers can be held responsible for terminating workers illegally. In an “at-will” employment state like West Virginia, wrongful termination can be a very complicated area of the law. The termination may come after an accident claim, due to racial, religious, or ethnic prejudice, or after whistleblowing—reporting illegal conduct or unsafe conditions to authorities.

    If you have been terminated wrongfully, you need to consult with experienced legal counsel who can advise you of your rights. Fox Law Office, PLLC knows how employment law is applied in the state. We are familiar with state and federal courts and have over 20 years of experience in advocating for workers who have been “let go” by their employers.

    Worker Protections Under the Law: FMLA and More

    When you have been injured on the job, or experienced a hostile environment and discharged there are worker protections under the law. The corporate or business culture may need to be brought into a court of law so your rights can be safeguarded. Some big businesses spend large sums of money to protect themselves against employment-related lawsuits. Attorney James Fox has the resources to investigate whether you have a substantial claim for wrongful discharge, and can help answer some important questions related to these delicate or personal topics:

    • Age
    • Discrimination
    • Ethnic Origin
    • Gender
    • Race
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Sexual Orientation

    If your job was terminated after you took time off that was approved through the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or after being injured on the job and filing a workers’ compensation claim, it may be best to not negotiate directly with your employer or their attorney. If your employer’s legal counsel has intimidated you or asserted you may not have a legitimate claim for wrongful termination, it may be best that you speak with an experienced lawyer who is focused on protecting your rights.

    This is our focus at Fox Law Office, PLLC. We are a wrongful termination law firm working hard to preserve your legal rights and getting you results.