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Frequently Asked Questions About Breastfeeding at Work

If you’re a new mother within the work force in West Virginia, you may be concerned about breastfeeding on the job. New mothers will need to express milk several times throughout the day and doing so within a workplace can be tough to navigate. Fortunately, there are laws in place to protect women with these very concerns, as explained by the United States Department of Labor.

Standing up against age discrimination

On our website, we have gone over some of the different types of discrimination that continue to affect employees and applicants in workplaces across the country. For some prospective workers and employees in West Virginia, age discrimination has been especially problematic and has resulted in a host of challenges (depression, financial difficulties, career problems, etc.). If age discrimination has created problems for you personally, it is crucial to stand up against this illegal activity. If you are unsure whether or not you were discriminated against on the basis of your age, you may want to investigate the situation further.

Detailing your right to overtime pay

You no doubt work very hard in performing the duties inherent with your career in Charleston. Such a well-developed work ethic likely comes not only from you wanting to support yourself and your family, but also as show of loyalty and gratitude to your employer. Yet does your employer offer the same love in return? Many come to us here at The Grubb Law Group concerned that they are asked to work long hours without being fairly compensated for it. Knowing if that truly is the case requires understanding what the law mandates in regards to overtime pay. 

What are common FMLA violations?

Companies in West Virginia that fit criteria for complying with the Federal Medical Leave Act must offer the benefits to any eligible employee. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, if you have worked for your employer for at least 12 months and have put in a minimum of 1,250 hours over the last year, you are likely eligible. Unfortunately, FMLA violations are not uncommon in the workplace. Here are a few common violations that you should have on your radar when you apply for leave.

Identifying violations of the Equal Pay Act

All of the hard work that you put into your education and/or vocational training will hopefully pay off by you securing a job with a reputable company in Charleston. Yet as many of the clients that we here at The Grubb Law Group have worked with in the past can attest to, simply getting your foot in the door of a company does not necessarily mean that the opportunities for an employer to discriminate against you have ended. It is often expected that you will encounter a workplace hierarchy (especially in terms of compensation) when you become part of a company. However, the basis of that hierarchy should not be discriminatory. 

The growing concern of sexual misconduct in the workplace

With the Hollywood sexual misconduct scandals, the "Me Too" movement and other politically charged topics landing under the recent spotlight, employees across the country are wondering if they may be experiencing some level of abuse within the workplace. Although the country has seen significant progress in directing accountability and spreading awareness about the issue, many West Virginian workers nevertheless feel unsafe while on the job.

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