Reed, Luce, Tosh, Wolford & Douglass, PC - Attorneys at Law

TEL (724) 774-9220

Beaver County Employment Law

From discrimination to wrongful termination

Employment law involves a complex mixture of state and federal statutes.

Hiring discrimination

According to federal law, employers cannot base hiring decisions on personal characteristics, such as:

  • Age
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Disability

In a job interview, it is unlawful for you to be asked about:

  • Your marital status
  • Whether you have children
  • Where you were born
  • Your sexual orientation

If you believe that you have been the victim of hiring discrimination, we examine the evidence. We take your case to federal court if we find cause for a claim of discrimination.

Wrongful termination

Employers may not terminate employees for reasons such as:

  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Refusal to break a law
  • Filing a discrimination or safety claim
  • Taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Any reasons not contained in the employment contract, if one exists

Often, there is no employment contract. In Pennsylvania, employees without a written contract are said to be working at will. This means they may be terminated for any reason that is not illegal. A non-contract employee must establish a tenure of employment to successfully challenge a termination. If you are wrongfully terminated, with or without a contract, our firm fights to have you reinstated and compensated for back pay.

A difficult area of law requires experienced attorneys

Our lawyers know how to protect all of your rights in the workplace.

Contact Reed, Tosh, Wolford and Douglass, Attorneys at Law.

999 Third Street Beaver PA 15009, (Beaver Co.)
Telephone: (724) 774-9220 • Fax: (724) 774-2411
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