A Law Firm Ready To Fight For You In Wrongful Termination Cases
Pennsylvania is an “at-will” employment state, which means that, in most cases, an employer can fire an employer for a good reason or no reason at all. There are, however, some exceptions to the doctrine of at-will employment which restrict how a business makes employment decisions.
For example, if an individual has an employment contract with his employer, that contract will govern and limit the employer’s ability to discharge the individual from employment. Sometimes, even the issuance of an employee handbook can operate to create an employment contract between the employee and employer. The attorneys at Shay, Santee, Kelhart & Deschler LLC in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, will explain every scenario related to wrongful termination.
Wrongful Termination And Discrimination Go Hand-In-Hand
Additionally, an employer is generally prohibited from discriminating against an employee or prospective employee on the basis of:
- Missing work for jury duty
- Filing a claim for unemployment compensation benefits
- Filing a workers’ compensation claim
- Having a criminal record unless the record makes the employee unsuitable for the job position
- Refusing to take a polygraph test
- Race, color, national origin or ancestry
- Sex or pregnancy
- Genetic information
- Criminal record (in many cases)
- Exercising rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act
- Citizenship (for documented immigrants)
Contact Us For An Initial Consultation
If you believe you have been discriminated against at work, call an employment law attorney at Shay, Santee, Kelhart & Deschler LLC in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to discuss your case. We can help you understand whether your rights have been violated and what legal action you can take in response. You can trust us to aggressively litigate your case to ensure that your rights are protected. Call us today or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation or call 610-295-5328.