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What Are the Signs of Workplace Complaint Retaliation?

Published on Sep 9, 2021 at 2:44 pm in Employment Law.

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In your workplace, you should feel safe and respected at all times. When that doesn’t happen and you’re discriminated against or face harassment in your workplace, you file a complaint with your Human Resources department. Even though they’re supposed to be there to help you, and complaints are intended for you to see change and justice, the opposite might happen.

How Could an Insurance Company Act in Bad Faith?

Published on Jul 23, 2021 at 5:29 pm in Employment Law.

How Could an Insurance Company Act in Bad Faith

When you experience an accident that causes injuries, and they are supposed to be covered by your insurance, you’ll likely want to file a claim with the company so that you can be compensated for your damages. Under your policy, your insurance company owes you, but what if they try to find a way to avoid paying you?

At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, we understand how frustrating it can be when your insurance company doesn’t act how you think they should. We’re dedicated to representing our clients and ensuring that they get the most favorable outcome. Let’s take a look at what bad faith insurance is and how insurance companies act in bad faith.

WV Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Retirement Benefits Restored

Published on Jun 28, 2021 at 2:08 pm in Employment Law.

Finally, the West Virginia Supreme Court issued a decision on a case that DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC’s own Lonnie Simmons handled for five years. The decision was that retired WV Division of Natural Resources officers will not have to pay money back for their retirements, and their full retirement benefits have been restored.

Initially, the WV Consolidated Retirement Board wanted to reduce the retirement benefits that retired officers of the WV Division of Natural Resources received and had been receiving since 1997. They also wanted to require that these retired officers pay back the benefits they had received.

The WV Consolidated Retirement Board also wanted to alter retirement benefits for active officers as well. They wanted to reduce the premiums that active law enforcement officers had to pay, which would then reduce the amount of money that they receive later on when they are using their retirement benefits.

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.

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