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
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
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
Every employee has the right to a workplace free from discrimination and retaliation. But in reality, many employees face this kind of unfair treatment at work on a daily basis. When an employee exercises one or more of his or her workplace rights and in return faces actions meant to punish him or her for…Read More
Unfortunately, pregnancy discrimination remains a serious problem in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. According to data provided by the National Partnership for Women & Families, nearly 31,000 cases of pregnancy discrimination were filed with federal and state agencies between 2011 and 2015. Undoubtedly, there are many incidents of pregnancy discrimination in which claims are…Read More
For people working in Pennsylvania, employees expect that their employers are adhering to all wage and hour laws set by state and federal law. Sometimes businesses take advantage of their employees and subvert the laws meant to protect the people who work for them, or mistakenly violate wage and hour laws when compensating their employees.…Read More
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