The West Virginia Human Rights Act prohibits an employer, labor organization, or employment agency from printing or publishing (or causing to be printed or published) any notice or advertisement relating to employment or membership that indicates any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, or disability. The Act covers employers with 12 or more employees at work for 20 or more consecutive weeks during a year (WV Code Sec. 5-11-3, Sec. 5-11-9).
The Act expressly prohibits employers from printing or publishing any employment notice or advertisement that indicates any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on a protected characteristic covered by the Act.