Preliminarily, "wrongful termination" is very unusual. Pennsylvania is an employment at will state in which you can be terminated for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all. You cannot be terminated in violation of "public policy" which our courts have interpreted to mean laws enacted by the state legislature (or United States Congress). So, for example, if you bring a workers compensation claim and you are fired, that would violate the PA Workers Compensation Law, so it's wrongful termination.
Avvo has lots of decent and competent lawyers, although many who focus on one area of the law will stray into other areas to answer a question. If you have a genuine, viable "wrongful termination" claim, you will learn that more often from a lawyer who regularly practices in the employment law area.
One other resource for finding competent employment lawyers is the National Employment Lawyers Association, which has a website with a directory for locating lawyers. There is no local affiliate in East Stroudsburg, though. The nearest chapter is based in Philadelphia (NELA-EPA). There are a few lawyers with whom I'm familiar from NELA who practice north of Allentown, as you are. I also represent clients from pretty much anywhere east of the Susquehanna, if they're willing to travel to my neck of the woods.
I hope that helps you with your search.See question
I feel that I was put in a position by a former supervisor of mine and we were in a relationship that had been going on for many years. I also feel that I was not promoted because of it. I had moved to a different department within the company bec...
Consentual relationships are highly problematic in the employment setting. In any event, you have not given enough facts for anyone to determine whether you have any viable claim. The short answer to your question, which may not address your situation, is that once an event has transpired, you have 180 days to file a complaint with the EEOC and/or the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission to protect your state and federal anti-discrimination statutory rights. You cannot go directly to court. There are "continuing violations" which can extend this deadline. If you aren't sure of how this timing relates to your particular facts, contact an attorney who focuses on employment discrimination claims.
You should note, however, that "workplace claims" (which are general workers compensation claims, i.e. claims for physical injuries on the job) are not the same thing as employment discrimination claims. The procedures are vastly different, and very often a lawyer who handles workers compensation will not handle employment discrimination matters, and visa versa.See question
I have an emotional support animal, which was prescribed to me by a psychologist. I have filled out her required paperwork for the animal, yet she never sent her paperwork to my therapist to have him sign. Now, 3 months later, I received a letter ...
It is not clear whether this dog is actually designated a "service dog." If not, then, no, you are unprotected. However, state (and some local, but not Norristown Borough) laws prohibit discrimination against individuals because of the use of a service animal in housing. You might be able to negotiate the termination of your lease by acting proactively to discuss this with the landlord, but just moving out will likely prompt a suit and an attempt to "accelerate" your rent (i.e., charge you for the remaining rental period.See question
Did not get the position because of my ethnicy and discrimination was founded by EEOC, I need a lawyer to continue with case
Typically when the EEOC finds a claim as "founded," it engages in concilation before issuing a right to sue letter. If you *have* received a right to sue letter you have only 90 days within which to file a lawsuit in court.
Don't wait until the end of that period. Find a lawyer admitted to the PA bar who is familiar with employment law litigation as soon as possible.See question
I am currently in the process of looking to retain a Lawyer for a Federal Court Ordered Mediation.In reference to my appeals.In my employment discrimination lawsuit.United States Courts Of Appeal 3rd Circuit.
I assume from your question that the matter has already been disposed of in the District Court, either via summary judgment or trial, and you are now in the Third Circuit's mediation program. The Third Circuit encompasses PA, NJ and DE, so, it would be helpful to know what state laws are involved as well as Federal laws.
In any event, I have handled Third Circuit mediation if you want to contact me.See question
I applied for a seasonal job at a famous women's retail store. I had put on my application that I had previously been arrested and convicted of a crime as well as served prison time. I got an interview anyway. I spoke about it in the interview. I ...
PA does have a Criminal Records Act which prevents employers from discrimination against APPLICANTS for information regarding criminal convictions that is not related to the position. Title VII, on the other hand, relates to discrimination against individuals based upon race, color, sex, age, religion and disability. In addition, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act has a few other protected classifications. Finally, depending upon what municipality you are in, there may be a local ordinance prohibiting discrimination. However, based upon what scant information you have provided online, this does *not* appear to be an employment discrimination matter but rather *possibly* a Criminal Records Act violation. You should check with a PA employment lawyer to be sure.See question
One of my fellow employees just came up and grabbed my crouch at work. He thought it was funny. I tried to just ignore it and forget about it but two months later i told my boss about it. He hasn't done anything about it been about two months sinc...
Harassing conduct that is "severe or pervasive" is prohibited under both PA and federal anti-discrimination statutes, but you *first* have to be sure to make a complaint if your employer has a sexual harassment policy and complaint procedure, otherwise your harasser is completely off-the-hook. Waiting two months was not the best of ideas.
I agree with my friend Chris Ezold that you should contact a PA employment lawyers as soon as possible to outline what your next steps may be.See question
Okay, I was fired from mcdonalds for being an hour late, my wife is 6 months pregnant and was having spot bleeding and cramps my kid is more important than mcdonalds you know what I mean, upon them firing I was handed 4 write ups which one was bei...
Wow. Impressive. 4 days on the job, and you are late or don't come in every single day? And you expect to have a cause of action for being terminated? You've GOT to be kidding me.
Pennsylvania is an at-will state in which you can be fired for a good reason, bad reason, or no reason at all. I understand your concern over your wife's issues, but FMLA doesn't kick in until you've been somewhere for a YEAR and worked at least 1250 hours over that time period. It also doesn't matter whether you were written up once or 4 times (although 4 times during your first 4 days is impressive).
My suggestion is not a legal one. Recognize that 90% of life is showing up. A job is not school. You don't get to bring in notes with excuses. Show up, if you've got a job, or find something else to do.See question
I'm a female in PA and I am gay. I know that PA is one of the many states in which you can be fired for your sexual orientation. I work for an organization who's values are Christian based. Though I do not flaunt my personal life, I do know that t...
Neither Pennsylvania law nor Federal law protect individuals from discrimination in employment based upon sexual orientation (the more accurate term is "gender affinity.") Both PA and Federal law do protect individuals against sexual stereotyping, so if you're being discriminated against because you aren't "conforming" to a conventional perception of what a "woman or man" is like, then you may be protected by those laws. These cases are fairly difficult. On the other hand, a growing number of local communities are enacting local ordinances which directly prohibit discrimination in employment based upon gender affinity. Chambersburg does not, to my knowledge have such an ordinance, but Harrisburg does, Allegheny County, Erie County, Allentown, and almost two dozen townships across the state. Some local ordinances do provide for damages and awards of counsel fees. If you are uncertain as to whether the specific treatment you are experiencing may violate the law, you should see an employment lawyer BEFORE you find yourself unemployed, and decide you want to claim that the termination was related to gender affinity.See question
Hello, I resigned from my job via an email and cited the specific reasons for resigning. The reasons being that I am hearing impaired and was treated very badly because of it. I was made fun of by the team leader of my dept. which in turn was o...
I echo what others have said here; however I would also caution you, since you didn't mention how long ago you resigned, that if you do decide to take action under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you will have to file a charge of discrimination within 180 days to protect all of your Federal and state rights. So, don't sit on this --- go see an employment lawyer.See question