Those who are injured in the workplace can face a variety of issues with their employer, whether it is difficulty in obtaining workers’ compensation, lack of accommodation for one’s work duties or schedule, or retaliation for attempting to exercise one’s rights under the law. Another difficulty is employer discrimination when one becomes disabled on the job.
Under West Virginia’s Human Rights Act, disabled workers have specific rights. Among them are that an employer must provide reasonable accommodation to a disabled worker. This is similar to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Despite these provisions, employers don’t always abide by their duties. A recent example is that of a West Virginia woman who filed a lawsuit in May against the CAMC Health System for its failure to abide by its duties under the state law.