Wrongful Termination

Generally, most people are considered to be “at-will” employees, meaning employers have the right to fire an employee at any time and for any reason. However, there are legal exceptions to this rule. If you have been terminated for an illegal reason, you may be eligible for financial compensation. At Olivio Law Firm, PLLC, we are committed to protecting the rights of employees throughout the state of West Virginia.

If you have been fired and have a feeling that the real reason for your termination was improper, it is important to consult with an experienced wrongful termination lawyer. More often than one would think, employers will use a false reason or give no reason at all for a termination in order to hide the employer’s true illegal motive for terminating an employee.

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  • Our attorneys will explore a number of different issues which may affect your case, including:
  • Retaliatory discharge claims involving adverse action taken against the employee who reports a violation by the employer such as an OSHA complaint or refusing to engage in an improper or illegal activity. These claims are commonly referred to as “whistleblower” 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.
  • Problems involving your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act, including pregnancy or maternity leave issues.