Employment Discrimination Lawyer

By: Sidkoff, Pincus & Green  07/12/2016
Keywords: Employment Attorney, Employment Lawyer, Employment Litigation

Most states follow the rule that employment is “at will.” The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania follows the “at will” employment rule. “At will” means that an employer can fire an employee for any reason, as long as it not for an improper reason. Improper reasons for termination of an employee are termination based on: (1) discrimination; (2) retaliation; (3) contract terms; (4) illegal acts; and (5) family or medical leave. An employer cannot terminate an employee because of the employee’s race, nationality, religion, sex, or in some states, sexual orientation. Additionally, an employer cannot fire an employee because the employee filed a discrimination claim against the employer, or because the employee is participating in an investigation of the employer for discrimination. If the employer and employee have a contract, the employer must abide by the contract and may only fire the employee for reasons stated in the contract. An employer also may not fire an employee for refusing to commit and illegal act. Most employees are permitted, under federal law, to take a leave of absence for specific family or medial problems. If the employee takes a leave for a reason specified under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the employer cannot fire the employee for taking the leave of absence. Furthermore, employee handbooks or company policies outline procedures that must be followed prior to terminating an employee. If the employer terminates an employee without following the company policy, the employee may have a wrongful termination claim.

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