Pennsylvania Employment Lawyers
Many people go to work hoping that they’ll be judged on their work performance, not personal traits such as race or national origin. It can be stressful to face workplace discrimination and harassment. The law firm Phillips & Associates is a recognized leader in litigation arising out of workplace harassment and discrimination. Our seasoned Pennsylvania employment lawyers handle high profile cases, as well as other litigation. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in awards and settlements for workers harmed by discrimination. Our firm has an office in Philadelphia, along with several locations in other states, including offices in Miami, Tampa, Princeton, and New York City.Pennsylvania Employment Lawyers
Our firm handles a wide range of workplace discrimination and harassment claims, including those involving:
- Sex or Gender
- Sexual Orientation
- Sexual Harassment
- Criminal Conviction
- National Origin
Federal and Pennsylvania laws prohibit workplace discrimination. Discrimination occurs if you are treated adversely by an employer based on a protected characteristic such as race or sex. Adverse employment actions include firing, layoffs, disparate pay, harassment, forced retirement, or failure to promote. It can be difficult to know whether you’ve been discriminated against because of a protected characteristic. In most cases, managers and supervisors don’t come right out and say a decision was based on that characteristic. You should call the experienced Pennsylvania employment attorneys of Phillips & Associates for a free initial consultation.What Laws Affect My Case?
There are several federal laws that govern workplaces in Pennsylvania. Most apply to midsize or large companies. They protect different traits. For instance, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is the federal law that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, and sex. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, a state law, protects some of the same characteristics in the workplace, but applies to smaller companies, those that have at least 4 workers. The state law also forbids workplace discrimination based on a worker’s age between the ages of 40-70, GED rather than high school diploma, use of a service animal and relationship or association with a disabled person.
Certain cities, such as Philadelphia, also have specific laws that protect particular characteristics. It’s important to call us as soon as possible after experiencing job discrimination. There are time limits to file these types of cases and an experienced lawyer on your side can make a huge difference to your case’s outcome.Workplace Sexual Harassment is Illegal
Both federal and state laws prohibit sexual harassment. Unfortunately, it still happens and can generate a hostile work environment or negatively affect your job. Harassment may be perpetrated by people of either gender.
Our firm handles all types of sexual harassment lawsuits including those that arise out of:
- Unlawful Touching
- Sexual Joking, Sexual Comments
- Co-worker Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Advances
- Sexual Coercion
- Supervisor Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Assault
- Office/Holiday Parties
We are at the forefront of representing employees who have been discriminated against due to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. We handle federal claims under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Family Medical Leave Act, along with claims under the state law.
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Federal and state laws forbid discrimination based on a disability. Federal laws prohibiting disability discrimination include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act. Read more about disability discrimination and FMLA violations below:
- Disability Discrimination
- Medical Condition Discrimination
- Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace
- FMLA Violations
Our firm also handles employee’s claims involving:
- Failure To Pay Overtime
- Hostile Work Environment
- Severance Agreements
- Workplace Harassment
- Wrongful Termination
- EEOC Representation
We are one of the leading law firms that represents employees. Our focus is workplace discrimination and employment law. We have seen many different kinds of cases and understand the severe toll that discrimination and harassment can take on a worker’s life. We can guide you through the complicated and sometimes confusing process of seeking damages for your employer’s illegal acts.Consult Our Pennsylvania Employment Attorneys
It is important to call the law firm of Phillips & Associates for a free initial consultation as soon as you know you may have faced workplace discrimination or harassment. These lawsuits are complex and challenging and your employer will likely have a legal team with significant resources. You should have one, too. Our experienced employment lawyers may be able to help you recover damages and protect your rights. You can reach us by calling (215) 315-7694 or completing our online Contact Us form. We look forward to speaking with you.