Employment Law

Employment Law in West VIrginiaAs an employee under the scope of a company or corporation, you are asked to abide by a set of regulations and responsibilities. But when your employer disregards your rights and West Virginia employment laws, you need an advocate on your side to help you fight back against mistreatment. The West Virginia employment attorneys at Hewitt & Salvatore, PLLC help workers who have received unfair and/or illegal treatment by employers.

Making a Claim Against an Employer

Employment law can be challenging to navigate. Often, we speak with employees who feel slighted but are not quite sure if their rights have been violated. In many cases where employees are treated unfairly, we find that employers failed to provide their workers with information on fair practices and their rights. That is where Hewitt & Salvatore, PLLC, Attorneys at Law steps in. We have worked with West Virginia employment laws for many years and we can inform you of your rights and let you know if you have a valid case. If we hear evidence that your company was in violation of employment laws, our team will spearhead the filing of your employment law claim and work to get you financial compensation.

Even if you are not sure if a law has been broken, talk to one of our experienced employment lawyers. We charge nothing for the initial consultation, and we work on a contingency basis only – which means you are not charged legal fees until your case is settled.

Types of Employment Claims

West Virginia employment attorney, Greg Hewitt and Fayetteville employment discrimination lawyer, Anthony Salvatore handle claims in Fayetteville, Beckley, and all of West Virginia concerning:

  • Wrongful termination/demotion
  • Workplace discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual orientation harassment/discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Unfair discrimination
  • Contract violation
  • Equal employment
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Defamation of character
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Workplace discrimination
  • Fair labor standards act
  • Overtime and holiday pay
  • Labor laws (unions and collective bargaining)
  • OSHA violations

To learn more about the laws, please visit our Questions About Employment Law page.

In West Virginia, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee due to age, race, gender or sexual orientation. It is also illegal to fire someone for making a worker’s compensation claim or for complaining about illegal activity, commonly known as a “Whistle Blower” claim. If you have been fired or demoted at work and have questions, please call for a free consultation.