Chester County Wrongful Termination Lawyers
Representing Workers who have been Wrongfully Terminated
There are many reasons as to why employers terminate a worker’s position. Changing economics, downsizing, and poor performance are all reasons that an employee may lose a position. And while employers have a lot of power when it comes to terminating an employee, they are still subject to abide by state and federal employment laws and must act accordingly. If it should be suspected that an employee’s termination was based on age, disability, gender, military service, national origin, pregnancy, race or sexual orientation then they should contact our Chester County wrongful termination lawyers.
Upon being terminated from a position, many employees feel as though it is something that cannot be contested. “At Will” employees know that they can be terminated at their employer’s discretion. However, if an employee suspects that discrimination played a part in their termination, then they may have been wrongfully terminated.
At Sidney L. Gold & Associates, we have a successful track record of fighting for the rights of employees who have been victims of discriminatory behavior at the hands of an employer.
Employees who have reported any misuse of federally allotted funds are protected under whistleblower laws. After reporting the fraudulent activity, the employee—known as a whistleblower—cannot be retaliated against in anyway, be it a demotion, change in responsibilities, or termination. Employees who suspect that they have been retaliated against should contact an experienced Philadelphia whistleblower lawyer immediately.
Upon being hired for a position, many employees are required to sign severance agreements which entitle them to severance pay in exchange for their right to contest their termination. While severance agreements seem to give more leverage to the employer, they do not allow an organization to discriminate against an employee. Should it be discovered that a violation of state or federal discrimination laws played a part in an employee’s termination, then the severance agreement may be void.
“At Will Employment”
Pennsylvania, like many other states, considers all employees to be “at will,” unless it is stated otherwise in a contract. An employer can terminate an “at will employee” at any time and for any reason. This does not give full power to the employer, however, as they must follow both state and federal laws when it comes to terminating an employee. Similar to severance agreements, should it be suspected that discrimination played a part in an employee’s termination, then they should seek out our Chester County wrongful termination lawyers to file a suit.
Chester County Wrongful Termination Lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates Uphold State and Federal Statutes
If you or a loved one has recently been fired in Pennsylvania and you suspect that discrimination or retaliation has played a part, then you are urged to contact Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. as soon as possible. Our highly experienced legal team will examine every aspect of your case and determine whether or not discrimination played a part. From there we will pursue the matter in court and aggressively fight for your rights in both the state and federal levels.