Heather M. Garrison
Counsel
Morgantown, WV
office 304.291.7935
  • Overview
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  • Publications & Presentations

Ms. Garrison focuses her practice in the area of employment law, with an emphasis in age, sex, race and national origin harassment and discrimination matters; Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability discrimination claims. She represents clients in a wide number of industries including hospitality, retail, healthcare, transportation, technology, temporary staffing and business services.

Education

  • West Virginia University, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, B.A., cum laude, 1995
  • West Virginia University, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, M.S., 1996
  • West Virginia University, College of Law, J.D., 2000

Experience

  • Advising employers on best practices for avoiding litigation through the effective use of employee education, training and employment policies
  • Training and counseling employers in all aspects of personnel matters, including harassment complaints, company-wide layoffs, terminations and development of employee handbooks and policy and procedure manuals
  • Investigating hostile working environment claims, harassment claims, whistleblower claims and retaliation claims
  • Representing companies in government audits
  • Representing employers in employment litigation matters on state and federal levels
  • Advising employers on Affirmative Action Plan development and compliance
  • Representing employers in matters before the National Labor Relations Board with regard to unfair labor practices
  • Advising employers during union organizing drives and elections
  • Representing employers in matters before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Mine Safety and Health Administration
     
     
Labor & Employment Law Litigation

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Eastern Mineral Law Foundation

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, “Confusion Reigns Supreme: The United States Supreme Court’s Refusal To Grant Certiorari in L. R. Willson and Sons, Inc. v. OSHRC Perpetuates the Split Among Circuits in OSHA Employee Misconduct Cases,” 101 W. Va. L. Rev. ____ (1998)