Beaver County Employment Law
From discrimination to wrongful termination
Employment law involves a complex mixture of state and federal statutes.
According to federal law, employers cannot base hiring decisions on personal characteristics, such as:
In a job interview, it is unlawful for you to be asked about:
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.
Employers may not terminate employees for reasons such as:
- 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.