Employment Law

Employment Law Attorneys in West Virginia

Protecting Your Rights to Wages & More

As an employee, you have legal rights and protections that shouldn't be violated, especially by your employer. If you're not being paid overtime, or you're being discriminated against at work for your gender, race, or disability, you deserve to seek justice.

IIt's important that you call our team of lawyers at Persinger & Persinger, L.C. to represent your interests. We understand that it may feel daunting to go up against your employer or company, given their size and the power they wield, which is why our employment law attorneys in West Virginia are here to support you. With us on your side, you'll never feel alone.

Contact our team online, or call (304) 933-5660 for a free consultation regarding your work-related issues. You have rights that shouldn’t be violated.

Types of Employment Law Cases

Employment law is an area of legal work that mediates the relationship between workers and employers, which can also include the government and labor unions. Employees have certain rights that often are violated by employers, which include the right to be paid for the amount of hours they worked, the right to not be discriminated against, and more.

Common types of employment law cases our attorneys handle include:

  • Wrongful termination: Employers reserve the right to fire employees for their performance, failure to adhere to company standards, and more, but it is illegal to fire an employee based on discrimination, retaliation, or because you refuse to engage in illegal activity.
  • Wage and hour disputes: If your rights to legal compensation are being violated, you need to hire an employment lawyer. Common types of disputes include your employer paying you below minimum wage, or withholding a contracted bonus.
  • Overtime pay disputes: State law requires that employers pay their employees for any overtime hours they’ve worked. If your overtime pay is being withheld, this is breaking the law.
  • Employment discrimination: It is illegal to be treated differently or less than your coworkers based on factors including your race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, pregnancy, or disability.
  • Harassment: In the workplace, you should be spending your time doing your work and not having to feel threatened or bothered by a coworker or employer harassing you.

We Can Stand by Your Side

As an individual worker, it can seem intimidating to file a claim and go up against your employer, which can be an entire corporation or entity, which can include hundreds or thousands of individuals with their own lawyers. This intimidation often prevents workers from going to court.

However, when you hire our West Virginia employment law attorneys, you’re gaining a support system that can fight for your legal rights, and isn’t afraid to build a case against your employer. We’re on the side of justice, and it doesn’t matter to us whether those who are violating your rights have power.

We can work to explain your legal rights to you and help you understand if they’ve been violated, then present you with your options. We can also file complaints on your behalf, and if litigation is necessary, we’re not afraid to prepare. With over 65 years of combined experience, our lawyers know how to provide for our clients’ needs.

Don’t let your employer get away with violating your rights. Call us today at (304) 933-5660.

Meet Our Team

Experienced Team Dedicated to Helping You
  • Howard M. Persinger, Jr. Photo
    Howard M. Persinger, Jr.

    For nearly 50 years, Howard has been a leader in the field of natural resource law. Howard’s experience in counseling clients has made him one of the region’s most respected attorneys. Read More

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    Howard "Mo" Persinger, III

    Howard “Mo” Persinger, III has over 15 years of handling large, complex personal injury suits, as well as energy related cases and projects.

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  • Robin L. Adkins Phelps Photo
    Robin L. Adkins Phelps

    With over 30 years of experience, Robin Phelps knows the ins and outs of Persinger & Persinger, L.C. Robin is a native of Mingo County, West Virginia. Read More

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