Charleston Employment Discrimination Lawyer
Remedies for Discrimination in Charleston and North Carolina - Call (855) 217-2599 for Legal Help
Discrimination in employment decisions based on certain "protected categories" is unlawful under various federal and state equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws. The protected categories include gender, age, race, national origin, ethnicity, pregnancy, religion, disability, military status, and in some cases, sexual orientation.
Employment decisions covered by EEO laws include hiring, wage decisions, training, job assignments, promotions, demotions, transfers, and firing. Both West Virginia and North Carolina also prohibit discrimination against employees who are seeking or receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Our Charleston discrimination attorneys assist employees to ensure decisions about their employment are lawful or to obtain a remedy for unlawful discrimination.
Contact us to schedule your free consultation with a workplace discrimination attorney today.
What Is Unlawful Discrimination?
Discrimination in the workplace can be subtle. Employers are rarely upfront about their unlawful motivation and often rely on false reasons for their actions. These false reasons are known as “pretext.” That is why it is important to have employment counsel who understands how to prove the key elements of claims, such as pretext.
At Hughes & Goldner, PLLC, our Charleston employment law attorneys offer representation to employees who have been discriminated against in West Virginia and North Carolina. If you believe that a decision that was made was discriminatory or are wondering if you have a claim, our firm is here to assist you and protect your rights.
Examples of Unlawful Discrimination include:
- Race discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Discrimination based on military status
- Discrimination based on genetic information
- National Origin / Ethnicity discrimination
- Workers’ compensation discrimination
- Sexual orientation discrimination
- Other categories of discrimination specific to state laws
In West Virginia, discrimination protections also exist for those who engage in off-duty tobacco use. North Carolina provides protections involving the lawful use of a legal product while off-duty and sickle cell trait. Both states provide protections relating to AIDS/HIV status.
Facing Adverse Employer Action?
It may be considered employment discrimination if an employer has taken action against you because of your membership in a protected class. This can be something as simple as being told you are too old for a job or not being promoted because you are a woman, while a man with less experience is promoted.
A few examples of adverse actions of discrimination include:
Even if you are unsure whether an unfair decision made against you was discriminatory, it is worth speaking with one of our discrimination attorneys in Charleston or Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. We can meet with you to determine if you have faced discrimination and see if you have grounds for legal claims.
Reach out to our firm today at (855) 217-2599 to make an appointment with a workplace discrimination attorney in Charleston, WV.