Olivio Law Firm PLLC
813 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
304 414-0222
Toll-free: 1 866-844-2771
Fax: 304 414-0225
info@weprotectpeople.com
Areas of Practice
Employment Discrimination
& Wrongful Discharge from Employment
The Olivio Law Firm, PLLC has extensive experience representing workers in employment disputes arising from improper company practices. The law regarding relations between employer and employee is complex, often governed by both state and federal laws and regulations. You may have heard that West Virginia is an “at will” employee state. While true, the law does not give employers unchecked authority to treat employees however the employer may wish. There are numerous exceptions and limitations to the “at will” employee doctrine. The Olivio Law Firm, PLLC can help when the employer has crossed the line.

We commonly see valid claims arise from the following areas:

  • Workers Compensation discrimination involving some type of negative treatment after an employee has been hurt on the job and has applied for or is receiving Workers’ Compensation benefits.
  • Sexual harassment involves improper behavior of a sexual nature within the workplace. The offensive behavior can be in the form of words, jokes, physical touching or simply the general nature of the workplace environment.
  • Violations of the West Virginia Human Rights Act which prohibits workplace discrimination that is based upon race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, blindness or disability. The law prohibits discrimination that is based upon a person’s age, gender, racial minority status and many other exceptions.
  • Retaliatory discharge claims involving adverse action taken against the employee who reports a violation by the employee such as an OSHA complaint or refusing to engage in improper or illegal activity. These claims area commonly referred to as “whistle blower” claims.
  • Wage Payment and Collection Act claims arise when an employer fails to pay the employee all wages due to the employee after the employee quits or has been fired. Generally, if you are fired from your job, your employer must pay you all wages and benefits due within 72 hours from the time of discharge.

At the Olivio Law Firm, PLLC, in Charleston, West Virginia, we have the necessary experience in employment discrimination cases to properly evaluate your claim, build your case and reach a successful outcome. If you feel you have been the victim of discrimination in the workplace, contact the attorneys at the Olivio Law Firm, PLLC for an experienced opinion regarding your rights.

Problems involving your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act, including pregnancy or maternity leave issues.

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