Whether you are already employed or just applying for a job, employers are legally obligated to treat you fairly. According to Chapter 5, Article 11 of the West Virginia state code, employers must abide by the West Virginia Human Rights Act (WVHRA), which prohibits discrimination or harassment, and cannot discriminate against employees or applicants because of:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • National Origin
  • Ancestry
  • Sex
  • Disability
  • Blindness
  • Pregnancy, or
  • Age (over 40)

If you feel you have experienced discrimination in the workplace, contact Tammy Bowles Raines for a free consultation.