Are you informed of your rights against discrimination in the state of West Virginia? Under the West Virginia Human Rights Act, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate on certain protected classes. These classes include: race, sex, age (of 40 years and older), disability, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, and blindness. These protections are in place to help support you. However, in order to receive protection under the Act, you must first file a discrimination claim. Remember, there are time deadlines in which your claim must be filed. You can lose your ability to pursue a case of discrimination under the Act. An attorney who is knowledgeable in this area of law can provide valuable information on your claim, and possibility of success. Claims must first be filed with either the State Administrative Agency, State Circuit Court, or the Federal Administrative Agency.
If you are in need of assistance with determining if you have a claim for discrimination protected under the West Virginia Human Rights Act , contact Wolfe Law Office for a free consultation at 304-245-9097.