Charleston Employer Retaliation Claims Attorneys
Charleston WV Employment Law Attorney
There are numerous state and federal laws that strictly forbid employers from taking retaliation against employees in the workplace. If you feel you have been retaliated against by a supervisor or manager, do not hesitate to contact a knowledgeable employment law attorney.
Skilled Representation In All Retaliation Cases
The Charleston employer retaliation lawyers at Freeman & Chiartas have handled a wide range of cases for clients throughout West Virginia. Employees can be retaliated against in numerous ways, including:
- Refusing a promotion
- Alter benefits
- Use the schedule as punishment
- Alter job assignments
Additionally, employers can potentially falsify write-ups or write performance reviews based on personal vendettas. Typically, cases of employee retaliation are either related to workers’ compensation cases or whistleblower activity.
In West Virginia, workers’ compensation is statutory. There are very clear regulations regarding what an employer can and cannot do. When an injured worker has been medically released, for example, the employer must offer him or her light duty if it is available. If there is no light duty work available, the employee must be given preferential recall. If these regulations are ignored, or the injured employee is retaliated against, an employment law attorney can help.