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Harassment: West Virginia

Harassment requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Eric E. Kinder, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC


  • Harassment claims in West Virginia are governed by the West Virginia Human Rights Act (WVHRA). See Harassment Under the West Virginia Human Rights Act.
  • An employee pursuing a harassment claim under the WVHRA has numerous remedies available including reinstatement, back pay or any other legal or equitable relief, and the costs of litigation including attorney and witness fees. Employees can also recover punitive damages as well as front pay and emotional distress damages. See Remedies for Harassment.