Were You Wrongfully Terminated?
In West Virginia, employment is considered “at will,” meaning that either employee or employer can part ways with the other for nearly any reason.
Nearly any reason. There are certain circumstances by which a termination is wrongful and unlawful, and in those situations, the employee has rights.
- If you have been fired because of your age, religion, gender or the color of your skin, it is a wrongful termination.
- If you were let go because you blew the whistle on illegal workplace activities, it is a wrongful termination.
- If your employer terminated your employment because you sought or accepted workers’ compensation benefits, it was a wrongful termination.
- If your employer fired you after you reported sexual harassment or because you would not engage in sexual misconduct, it was a wrongful termination.
It can be difficult to know whether your termination was legal or illegal. After all, employers are not going to tell you that they fired you for an unlawful reason.
Talk To An Attorney Who Can Help
This is why it is so important to talk to an attorney who is experienced handling wrongful discharge claims.
At Bouchillon, Crossan & Colburn, L.C., in Huntington, we can help you understand your rights and options. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling wrongful termination claims and other employment law matters in West Virginia.