Philadelphia Wrongful Termination Lawyers and Attorneys - Law Offices of Eric A. Shore

WRONGFUL TERMINATION LAWYERS IN PHILADELPHIA, PA

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Wrongful Termination
Pennsylvania & New Jersey

DON’T LET YOUR EMPLOYER FIRE YOU!

Has employer treated you differently because of your race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability? Did this treatment result in you being fired, demoted, losing a promotion, or being paid unequally? 

Even if you are an “at will” employee, the law protects you from being the victim of discrimination. Additionally, if an employee can establish that their termination breached a preexisting employment contract, a private action for wrongful termination can be brought in court.

Wrongful terminations usually involves termination. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 certain employers are forbidden from taking certain employment actions – including decisions relating to hiring, firing, salary, benefits or promotional opportunities – based upon the race, sex, religion, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or national origin of an employee.  Employees over the age of 40 cannot be fired, or subject to an adverse employment action, because of their age as a result of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Disabled Americans working in the private and public sectors receive protection via the Americans with Disabilities Act, which not only prohibits discrimination but also requires companies to make reasonable accommodations for their disabled employees. These laws also prevent employers from retaliating against an employee because that employee made a good faith complaint about discrimination. Let our wrongful termination lawyer Philadelphia, PA help you.

Companies are held to a similar standards under local law, pursuant to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.

Your Rights

Employees in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are usually considered to be “at will.” But this does not mean that your employer can fire you for any reason whatsoever. You have rights.

Your employer may not discriminate against you because of a “protected characteristic” such as age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability status, national origin, ethnicity, or color. Your employer may also not retaliate against you because you made a complaint about discrimination, or because you spoke out about some other wrongdoing.  In order to establish a valid claim of retaliatory discharge, a victim must show that they participated in a protected activity, such as reporting discrimination or harassment, at their place of place of business. The victim must also establish that they were fired or otherwise punished for their participation.

If you have an enforceable employment contract, then you are not considered to be “at will” and the terms and conditions of your employment are dictated by that contract. If your employer violates the terms of the contract, then you may have a viable lawsuit.

 

 

 

 

If your job has recently been terminated you may be wondering whether you have a viable claim against your former employer. Contact the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore to find out. Our employment lawyers will assess your case and and provide you with a clear vision of how to best proceed. We represent victims of wrongful termination throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Contact us online, or call 1-800-CANT-WORK or 215-599-9688 today to schedule your free consultation.

 

 

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