The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released the top ten claims it receives from aggrieved employees. They are:

1. Retaliation (42.8% of all charges filed)
2. Race (35%)
3. Sex (29.3%)
4. Disability (28.6%)
5. Age (23.2%)
6. National Origin (10.8%)
7. Religion (4%)
8. Color (3.1%)
9. Equal Pay Act (1.1%)
10. Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act

Believe it or not, employees in West Virginia suffer from all of these types of illegal discrimination. If you or someone you know suffers adverse employment action or discrimination, please call the West Virginia law firm of GODDARD & WAGONER PLLC at (304) 451-3500. The call is free and there is no obligation. Sometimes, just knowing your options can be a big help.