Philadelphia Employment Discrimination Lawyers
Holding Employers Accountable for Unlawful Mistreatment in Pennsylvania & New Jersey
At Weisberg Law, our experienced employment law attorneys understand the impact that discrimination still has in the workplace. Despite federal and state protections, many protected classes still suffer from discriminatory practices that can result in being overlooked on a job application or for promotion, or targeted for harassment and termination.
As a law firm that seeks justice for individuals, businesses, and employees. We take pride in our ability to hold employers accountable for discriminatory practices. When people come to us because something happened to them at work, we offer them a free initial consultation to learn about their situation. During this meeting, we’ll advise them of how we may be able to help. We’ve been able to seek fair and just compensation for employees who experienced discrimination at work of many kinds.
Legal Options Available
If you have been discriminated against in the workplace, you have legal options that can help you recover financially for the loss of income that resulted from the discrimination. If you were wrongfully terminated, for example, you may be able to receive back pay for the time you missed and become reinstated to your position.
You should discuss the options available to you through negotiation, litigation, and trial with your discrimination lawyer in Philadelphia.
Contact Weisberg Law online or call (610) 550-8042 if you experienced unlawful mistreatment at work. Our discrimination attorneys in Philadelphia can help you hold an employer accountable for violating your rights.
Most employees are hired on an at-will basis, meaning they can be terminated for any reason. Under federal and state protections, however, it is a violation of employment law to terminate employees or take adverse employment action on the basis of qualities that could identify someone with a protected class.
Federally protected class qualities can include:
- National origin
While sexual orientation is not a protected class under federal or Pennsylvania state law, a significant number of municipalities in Pennsylvania make sexual orientation a protected class, including Philadelphia. Philadelphia also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity.
What Constitutes Age Discrimination in PA?
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) in Pennsylvania prohibits age discrimination against employees who are 40 years of age or older. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) also restricts age discrimination against employees. Still, it applies to employers with four or more employees, while the ADEA applies to employers with 20 or more employees.
Under the ADEA and the PHRA, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against employees based on age in any factor of employment, including:
- Terms and conditions of employment
Experience Is on Your Side With Weisberg Law
Our firm provides quality legal services and representation for employees who experienced discrimination at work. We offer free initial consultations to let prospective clients become familiar with who we are and what we can offer. We also work on a contingency fee basis, which means we will not charge you unless we can recover compensation for you.
Schedule your free consultation by reaching out to Weisberg Law online for assistance.
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