The Legal Landscape for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

Federal and state laws—supplemented with a patchwork of local ordinances— prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment. 

Under federal law, covered employers may not discriminate against employees or prospective employees on any of the following base:

  • Age;
  • Disability;
  • Genetic information;
  • National origin;
  • Pregnancy;
  • Race or color;
  • Religion; or
  • Sex.

Most businesses that operate in the tristate area are also subject to similar state laws, such as the West Virginia Human Rights Act, the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, or the Ohio Civil Rights Act

Employers navigating these federal- and state-regulated waters benefit from consultation with labor and employment attorneys who are familiar with all relevant laws, regulations, and ordinances. In the greater Huntington area and beyond, the labor and employment attorneys at Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC are that resource.