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Employment Law

Philadelphia Employment Lawyers

At the Philadelphia employment law firm of Koller Law, employment is all we do. For decades, we’ve championed the rights of mistreated employees across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We’re passionate about advocating for employees and always offer free consultations.

Time Limits & Employer Size Requirements

Time is of the essence in employment law cases in Pennsylvania. In most cases, the employee or job applicant must file their claim within 180 days under federal law or 300 days under state law. The clock typically starts on the date of the adverse employment action.

Also, it is important to note that federal and state employment law protections only apply to employers with a minimum number of employees, 15 employees under federal law and 4 employees under state law.

Please contact our office immediately to discuss your potential employment law matter. (215) 545-8917

Sexual harassment is unwanted sexual contact at work and includes verbal/physical advancements, jokes and slurs. Many employees in Philadelphia experience sexual harassment by supervisors, co-workers and others.

Sexual harassment can constitute a hostile work environment. In other situations, employees can experience quid pro quo harassment, where the harasser is an authority figure who demands sexual contact in exchange for a job, raise, etc.

The Family & Medical Leave Act protects Philadelphia area workers who need to take time from work to care for themselves or a family member. Oftentimes, companies retaliate against employees who take such leave. Retaliation for taking FMLA leave may include firing, demoting, or denying requested leave.

Disability discrimination remains a common employment law issue in Philadelphia. The Americans with Disabilities Act protects employees from adverse employment actions on the basis of a physical, mental or medical health impairment. Illegal forms of workplace disability discrimination include failing to hire, firing, or being harassed by others in the workplace.

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