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Recent Statute Requires an Employee’s Mitigation of Lost Wages to Be Held Retroactively

West Virginia juries traditionally awarded employees generous or “double” damages after determining they were wrongfully terminated by an employer who acted with malicious intent or willful disregard for their rights. Double-damage awards typically reflect punitive damages and compensatory damages, which can include both back pay and front pay. Front pay compensates the employee for the Read More

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Qualified Immunity Shields Government Employer from Employee Claims of Infringement of a Liberty Interest and Wrongful Termination

West Virginia’s at-will-employment doctrine allows employers to terminate an employee at any time with or without notice, and without cause or compensation for any reason provided it’s not illegal. That protects many employers from wrongful termination claims. For government employers, qualified immunity can offer additional protection against lawsuits brought by terminated employees. A Kanawha County Read More

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