Employment Litigation

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Originally conceived as a boutique litigation practice, the Firm quickly recognized the need to add additional lawyers to staff complex cases. From the core of five lawyers, the Firm has grown sufficiently to provide quality representation in the following areas of practice.

Employment law is personal. When an employment lawyer is needed, the relationship between the employer and employee has failed. The issues to be resolved include a judicial determination whether the employee was lawfully discharged for cause or unlawfully discharged because of discrimination, retaliation or other impermissible ground. There are numerous federal and state laws which govern the conduct of the employer. It is important for the employer to understand its obligations as well as the employees’ rights.

Employment litigation occurs in a variety of forums from federal and state courtrooms to administrative agencies such as the West Virginia Human Rights Commission or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor. The common denominator for success in each of these forums in preparation, knowledge of the applicable law and trial advocacy skills. FWL’s senior member, Michael J. Farrell, has been recognized in this area of law by his designation as a ‘business litigator’ by the Best Lawyers in America publication. With FWL as your lawyers, your interests will be diligently represented.

FWL accepts employment law representations throughout the states of West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

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