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How Can a Lawyer Help You Prove Disability Discrimination?

Published on Jan 28, 2021 at 3:56 pm in Employment Law.

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When you believe you’ve experienced discrimination based on your disability, you might not know where to turn or how you can prove that what you faced was discrimination. It can be too difficult to do on your own, which is why hiring an employment lawyer can greatly benefit you. One of our experienced lawyers from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC can help you prove that you faced disability discrimination in one of the ways discussed below.

Five Signs of Workplace Disability Discrimination

Published on Jan 21, 2021 at 3:09 pm in Employment Law.

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Workplace discrimination comes in a variety of forms. The discrimination can be based on race, color, sex, age, and many more factors that can’t be controlled by the person being discriminated against. On top of all of those factors, workplace discrimination can also be against someone’s disability. Disabled workers and peoples’ rights are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which ensures that they are treated fairly in the workplace and have the proper accommodations.

How to Recognize Workplace Harassment and What You Can Do About It

Published on Jan 14, 2021 at 3:09 pm in Employment Law.

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When you enter your workplace, you should feel safe. You shouldn’t have to worry about being treated properly by your boss and coworkers. That’s why there are laws in place against workplace harassment so that workers can feel comfortable in their work environments, but unfortunately, some people break those laws. When you’ve been harassed at your job, you need to know what your options are.

At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, we’re here to represent you after facing workplace harassment. One of our employment lawyers will ensure your rights are protected and the perpetrator of the harassment is held accountable for their actions.

What Are Your Options If You Experience Racial Discrimination in the Workplace?

Published on Jan 7, 2021 at 3:02 pm in Employment Law.

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Nobody deserves to be discriminated against, and especially not in the workplace. Not only is it treatment that people don’t deserve, it’s also illegal. When you experience racial discrimination in your workplace, you might be hurt, confused, and wondering what you can do to combat the hurtful experience you just had. There are plenty of options for what you can do moving forward to ensure that your rights are protected, and the discriminatory person or company is held responsible for their actions.

For support through your workplace discrimination claim in West Virginia, you’ll want to hire a lawyer from DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC. We have experience representing clients and defending their rights to have a safe and healthy workspace. Discrimination of any kind is a threat to safety, which is why we’re here to represent you.

Mistakes to Avoid When Filing an Employment Law Claim

Published on Apr 2, 2020 at 1:40 pm in Employment Law.

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When you’ve been injured on the job, or experienced a violation of labor law, you want to be as meticulous as possible when filing a workers’ compensation claim so that you have the best chance to win your case. Unfortunately, many injured workers make mistakes when filing employment law claims. Although it might seem like a complicated process to follow, it’s actually quite straight-forward when you look to employment law. Let’s look at the main mistakes to avoid when you’re filing an employment law claim.

A Brief History of Employment Litigation in the United States

Published on Dec 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm in Employment Law.

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Not only should you feel comfortable at your job, but you should be aware of what your employer legally can and can’t do. That’s where employment litigation comes in. Employment law covers many different facets of a workplace, including workers’ comp, discrimination, medical leave, benefits, wrongful termination, and much more.

Since the full history of employment law is long and hard to understand, we’ve made a condensed version of the most influential documents you should know about. Employers and employees alike should have an understanding of how employment litigation works so that each party knows the legal parameters in case the law is broken.

Can I File a Lawsuit Against an Employer for Stress and Anxiety?

Published on Nov 21, 2019 at 6:18 pm in Employment Law.

Not all work environments are relaxing and accommodating. Sometimes, an employer can impart more stress onto their workers than is acceptable. At first, you might think that the expectations causing your stress are normal, but if it’s enough to affect your productivity and health, then it is considered unfair and unlawful. Thankfully, there is something you can do to stand up for yourself about excess stress and anxiety in the workplace.

When Would I Need to Have a Lawyer Look Over My Employment Contract?

Published on Oct 23, 2019 at 1:43 pm in Employment Law.

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Beginning a new phase in your career is an exciting time. But prior to your first day, your signature is needed on a number of documents. Arguably the most important is your employment contract. While the document could be a simple page laid out in an easily digestible way, other contracts are lengthy and intimidating.

Contracts are often filled with vague and confusing legal terminology. Before signing anything, it’s beneficial to have a lawyer look over your employment contract. This way, you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of what you’re agreeing to and, if necessary, you’ll be able to tactfully negotiate terms.

What to Do When HR Won’t Address a Workplace Harassment Issue

Published on Aug 14, 2019 at 3:15 pm in Employment Law.

Workplace harassment, a form of discrimination, is something to be taken seriously. It’s generally referred to as a pattern of behavior that causes an employee to feel uncomfortable in their workplace. So why doesn’t HR always take it as seriously as they should? In 2018, there were 26,699 cases of workplace harassment filed according to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). But just because cases are reported doesn’t mean HR properly handled them.

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