If you have been fired from your employment because of some discriminatory motive, based upon your age, race, color, gender, national origin, religion, disability, then you may have a claim for discriminatory wrongful termination. Generally speaking, if you were employed in an “at will” employment state, such as West Virginia, that means that your employer may fire you or you may quit at any time, without notice, and with or without good cause. However, you may have additional protection afforded by a contract, Union status (also a contract), by virtue of being a civil servant, or a statutorily protected employee. It is also unlawful for an employer to terminate an employee for improper discriminatory motives, for whistleblowing or in violation of public policy.
West Virginia Retaliatory Discharge
West Virginia is an at-will employment state, but affords employees protection against wrongful discharge on the basis of discrimination or in retaliation for whistleblowing. West Virginia also protects employees from termination, where the purpose of the firing is against a substantial public policy, as set forth in an applicable law or regulation.
Morgantown Wrongful Termination
We are located in Morgantown, WV, but we represent both aggrieved employees and employers who have lawfully terminated an employee with or without cause. If you have a wrongful discharge matter that you need evaluated, contact the competent trial attorneys at Adams Legal Group, PLLC for a free consultation on your case.
We also handle wrongful termination cases in South West Virginia. Please do not hesitate to call us to discuss your employment discharge matter. As an employer, it is also wise to consult with a competent attorney in anticipation of terminating an employee. Disparate treatment of employees can give rise to a claim of unfair and discriminatory treatment.