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West Virginia Government Agencies

1. Discrimination/Harassment
2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)
3. Unemployment Insurance
4. Wage & Hour/Labor Standards Violations
5. Workers' Compensation (for work related injuries and illness)

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in West Virginia, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: West Virginia

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency

West Virginia Human Rights Commission

Charleston - Main Office
1321 Plaza East, Suite 108A
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 558-2616
Toll-Free: (888) 676-5546
Fax: (304) 558-0085


Buckhannon - Branch Office
Rt. 3, Box 376A
PO Box 460
Buckhannon, WV 26201
Phone: (304) 473-4282
Fax: (304) 473-4207

Huntington - Branch Office
801 Madison Avenue, Suite 233
Huntington, WV 25704
Phone: (304) 528-5823 or 
(304) 528-5798
Fax: (304) 528-5813


Web Address: http://www.wvf.state.wv.us/wvhrc/

Agency Description/Mission: The West Virginia Human Rights Commission receives its legal authority from the West Virginia Human Rights Act and the West Virginia Fair Housing Act. The WVHRC investigates and litigates acts of illegal discrimination in the areas of: Employment, Housing and places of Public Accommodations. The WVHRC investigates complaints of discrimination in employment through authority granted under the West Virginia Human Rights Act, as amended, involving race, sex, age (40 years old and up), disability, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, and blindness.

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Philadelphia District Office
21 South 5th Street
4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 440-2600
TTY: (215) 440-2610

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Charleston Area Office
405 Capitol Street
Suite 407
Charleston, WV 25301-1727
Phone: (304) 347-5937
Fax: (304) 347-5275

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies

3. Unemployment Insurance

West Virginia Bureau of Employment Programs

Unemployment Compensation Division
1321 Plaza East
Charleston, WV 25330
Phone: (304) 558-2624
Fax: (304) 558-5037

Web Address: http://www.wvcommerce.org/business/workforcewv/unemployment_compensation/default.aspx

Unemployment Compensation - Frequently Asked Questions

Unemployment Compensation for West Virginians (handbook for claimants)

Web Application

UC Benefit Rate Table

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - State Agency

West Virginia Division of Labor
Wage and Hour Section
State Capitol Complex
Building 6, Room B-749
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-7890
Toll-Free: (877) 558-5134
Fax: (304) 558-3797

Web address: http://www.wvlabor.com/newwebsite/Pages/index.html

Request for Assistance Questionnaire (wage claim form)

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

Eastern Panhandle:
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Baltimore District Office
Room 207 Appraisers Stores Building
103 South Gay Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-4061
Phone: (410) 962-2240
Fax: (410) 962-9512

Remainder of State:
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Charleston Area Office
500 Quarrier Street, Suite 120
Charleston, WV 25301-2130
Phone: (304) 347-5206
Fax: (304) 347-5467

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

West Virginia Bureau of Employment Programs

Workers' Compensation Division
4700 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-5048
Toll-Free: (800) 628-4265

Web Address: http://www.wvinsurance.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=73

Terry A. Venneberg Weekly Weekly

Topic of the Week

Sexual Harassment: Legal Standards

We hear a lot in the news about pervasive sexual harassment in the workplace and people are starting to call it out more and more in the media. But we don't hear much about what to do when you are being sexually harassed, or how the law protects you. Read


Blog of the Week

One year after the Weinstein story broke, sexual harassment claims are up 12% nationwide

On Friday, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission reported that sexual harassment claims were up 12 percent this year, compared with the 2017 fiscal year.

Thought for the Week

"Kavanaugh tends to interpret narrowly the limits that work law places on employers, resulting in judicial and agency deference to employers’ decisions."

–Professor Charlotte Garden, Seattle University School of Law

List of the Week

from Workplace Fairness

 Top Hiring and Classification Searches this week: 

  • Non-compete agreements
  • Independant contractors
  • Arbitration agreements
  • Undocumented workers
  • Non-disclosure agreements


Top Five News Headlines

  1. How Companies Can Build Better Sexual Harassment Policies
  2. New York Sexual Harassment Law Deadline Has Employers in a Hurry
  3. Starbucks now offering backup daycare benefit to US workers
  4. AFL-CIO's Trumka Is Optimistic About the Midterms
  5. Study: Lingering illnesses can trouble women for years after assault, workplace harassment