Employers throughout the country, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania, are free to decide whom they hire, how much they pay, when they terminate, when they promote and demote, and more. In fact, most at-will employees can be terminated without the employer even having to give cause. But there employers are prohibited from retaliating against workers…Read More
Sadly, age discrimination has become a serious problem in the United States. In too many cases, companies take adverse action against older workers because of their age. According to a report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), nearly 60 percent of workers over the age of 45 report that they have seen or experienced…Read More
Race discrimination is illegal in the workplace under both state and federal laws. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) states that it is illegal to discriminate against someone based on race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Further, it is also illegal to retaliate against a person for making or…Read More
Dealing with depression or any other mental health issue can be deeply challenging. Mental health issues affect people from all different backgrounds. If you are dealing with any type of mental health issue, it may adversely affect your professional life. This raises some important questions: Can I be fired for having depression? If I disclose…Read More
If you were forced to quit work due to hostile or intolerable conditions, please know that you have important legal rights. You may be entitled to back pay and other damages through a constructive dismissal claim. In this article, our experienced Philadelphia wrongful termination attorneys highlight issues that workers need to know about constructive discharge…Read More
Older workers often lose their jobs as a result of a company’s group reduction-in-force, otherwise known as a “RIF. ” Other times the job loss is due to an individual wrongful termination or lay-off. Federal and state laws provide protection to employees to safeguard against discrimination. One of the forms of discrimination that employees are…Read More
The Family and Medical Leave Act provides crucial support to employees who need to take time off from work to take care of themselves or a family member. If an employer is covered by the FMLA compliance is not voluntary. Unfortunately, some workers are unlawfully denied FMLA leave or retaliated against for taking it. As…Read More
New York employers are prohibited by federal, state, and local laws from engaging in pregnancy-related discrimination. Companies must also comply with statutes regarding leaves of absence for conditions and situations associated with pregnancy. However, many employees either do not understand their rights or have the legal background necessary to enforce them. If you are facing…Read More
Even as you are eagerly awaiting the birth of your child, your joy can quickly turn to distress if you are discriminated against on account of your pregnancy. Fortunately, federal and New Jersey state pregnancy statutes protect your rights and provide you with options if you are subject to unfair treatment by your employer. In…Read More
One of the most common questions our office hears from employees and employers alike is Pennsylvania an at-will employment state? Like most states across the country, Pennsylvania is considered an “at-will” employment state. This means that in general, an employer can fire an employee at any time and for any reason without recourse by the…Read More
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