In Pennsylvania, there is a rule that the relationship between an employer and an employee is "at the will of either.” This means that you may quit at any time with or without a reason, and the employer may terminate your employment at any time, with or without a reason. However, there are important exceptions and certain protections for workers.
It is illegal to fire workers on the following grounds:
In order to pursue legal action, you must demonstrate that a law or public policy has been violated. We have the experience necessary to ask the right questions, gather the relevant information, and present your case to the correct tribunal to maximize your chance for an award. We will help you navigate the law and work to find a favorable solution for you.
There are federal and state laws in place that make it illegal for an employer to discriminate against employees or prospective employees based on race, gender, disability, age and religion. We are familiar with the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, which provide redress for illegal discrimination in employment. In addition, there is an Erie County ordinance that outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation. If you have been treated unfairly, call our firm.
These cases require skill and experience to prove a claim in court. We have handled many cases under all of these statutes and have achieved redress for our clients. Please call today for a free initial legal consultation!