5 Instances That Classify As Wrongful Termination In Pennsylvania

Individuals are often anxious and fearful after losing their job. Many also feel hopeless and believe that nothing can be done and no recourse is available.

I am employment law attorney Dave Koller and throughout my years of practice throughout Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I am here to tell you that, in many instances, there is something that can be done.

For over a decade, I have represented employees in all industries who have been wrongfully terminated, helping them obtain back pay and even job reinstatement.

Even if you are an at-will employee, there are laws enacted that prevent employers from firing employees in certain situations. Here are the top 5.

1. Employees who are in a protected class

Under the law, employers are prohibited from firing employees simply because of their race, age, gender, marital status, religion, disability, national origin or pregnancy.

2. Employees who request leave under the FMLA

Employers are also banned from firing employees who lawfully request or take leave under the Family Medical Leave Act.

3. Employees who refuse to endure hostile working environments

An employee also cannot be terminated simply because he or she fails to adhere to quid pro quo sexual harassment advances or work in a hostile environment.

4. Employees who refuse to work amidst illegal, unsafe conditions

There are certain laws (such as the Occupational Safety and Health Act) that also protect employees from working in unsafe conditions that jeopardize their health. An employer cannot fire an employee for refusing to work in such conditions.

5. Employees who report violations of employment laws

Often referred to as whistleblowing, employees cannot be terminated who report illegal wage and hour or other criminal practices by their employers.

Offering My Legal Expertise, But More Importantly My Voice

If you believe you have been fired for any of the above reasons, contact my law office. We can schedule a no-obligation consultation to discuss what happened, whether your employer wrongfully fired you and potential legal avenues available.

I take pride in providing a voice for employees who have been fired - or faced any type of discrimination - and aren't sure where to turn or how to get help. Regardless of your race, background, ethnicity or lifestyle, I am here to be your advocate.

If You've Been Fired From Your Job, Don't Lose Hope

Call 215-545-8917 or reach out to me via email.