Employee Rights In PA
Employment discrimination, harassment and wrongful discharge claims are often complex and involve state and federal law. We understand that being subject to this type of unfair treatment is very upsetting, and generates strong emotions. That is why if you, a family member, or friend have an employment discrimination, harassment or wrongful termination claim, you need a lawyer who understands the employment laws, will fight aggressively for you, will keep you informed, and will make sure you get the largest award and all of the benefits you are entitled to. That lawyer is Attorney Thomas More Holland.
At the Law Offices of Thomas More Holland, we represent individuals who were harassed, discriminated against or wrongfully fired from their jobs. In addition, these cases can be very complex and require specialized knowledge. Our attorneys and staff will investigate your clam and ensure that your rights as an employee are protected.
Employment Discrimination Claims
Employment discrimination laws, including the Civil Rights Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act (the ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (the ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Equal Pay Act prevent employers from
- Failing to hire
- Failing to give a promotion or pay raise
- Verbally harassing
- Physically harassing, or Otherwise treating employees differently
because of an employee’s race, religion, age, sex, ancestry, disability, pregnancy or national origin. In many cases, these laws also protect your right to take time off to be with loved ones who are sick or dying.
Employment Sexual Harassment Claims
There are many types of sexual harassment, including unwelcome sexual advances, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, and disparate treatment claims. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reviews claims under federal law; in addition, most states have laws that prevent sexual harassment. However, individuals who have been sexually harassed on the job can also file a lawsuit against their employers, and the Law Offices of Thomas More Holland are familiar with the laws and procedures relating to sexual harassment, and we regularly handle these cases.
Wrongful Termination Claims
An employer cannot fire an employee who refuses to participate in illegal activities or who “blows the whistle” on the employer. As with other employment claims, wrongful discharge cases often involve both state and federal laws, which state what actions are illegal and under what circumstances an employee may have rights against an employer for being terminated under such circumstances. At the Law Offices of Thomas More Holland, we are familiar the law that affects these cases and we handle these cases all the time.
Wage and Salary Claims
Workers are entitled to be paid for the hours they work. Unfortunately, many employers try to avoid paying all of the salaries and wages they are required to by classifying workers as “exempt” or “salaried” or by failing to pay them fully for overtime. At the Law Offices of Thomas More Holland, we represent persons who have claims under Pennsylvania law and federal laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, and fight so that our clients receive the compensation they are entitled to when an employer violates the wage and hour laws.
Do I Need A Lawyer?
Yes. Employment discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination cases are complicated, and you need an attorney who understands the many laws and the rules that apply to these cases. Attorney Thomas More Holland has represented victims of employment discrimination and harassment for more than 20 years, and the attorneys and staff of the Law Offices of Thomas More Holland have the knowledge to handle your case.
When Should I Consult An Attorney?
You should see an employment law attorney as soon as possible so that the attorney can explain your legal rights to you. In addition, employment discrimination, harassment and wrongful discharge cases often have very specific deadlines for filing and if you miss the deadline you may not be able to assert your claim. At the Law Offices of Thomas More Holland, we know the rules and the deadlines and will fight for you.
Attorney Thomas More Holland and his staff give every client personal attention, investigate and analyze the facts of every case, and provide zealous legal representation. If you, a loved one, or a friend has an employment discrimination, harassment or wrongful discharge claim, contact The Law Offices of Thomas More Holland by filling out a simple form, by sending an email or by calling (215) 592-8080.