Wrongful Termination

Fired From Your Job? Don't Lose Hope. There May Be Legal Recourse Available.

Employees in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are often anxious and fearful after getting fired or terminated from their jobs. Many also feel hopeless and believe that nothing can be done and no recourse is available.

Throughout our years of employment law practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we are here to tell you that, in many instances, there is something that can be done.

Our Philadelphia employment law firm accepts wrongful termination cases throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For over 2 decades, we’ve represented employees in all industries who were wrongfully terminated, helping them obtain back pay and even job reinstatement. Contact our employment law firm for a free, no obligation consultation.

Latest EEOC Wrongful Termination News: A Pennsylvania grocery chain is accused of terminating a female employee after she was subjected to sexual harassment by a supervisor. After the employee complained about the alleged conduct, which included forcible kissing, Weis Markets is accused of attempting to force the employee to comply with the company’s employee assistance program. The program required the employee to submit to a medical examination and disability-related questions. When she refused, she was fired. See the October 2023 news release: EEOC Sues Weis Markets for Sexual Harassment and Unlawful Use of Employee Assistance Program.

What is Wrongful Termination?

Even if you are an at-will employee, there are laws that prevent employers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey from firing you in certain situations.

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.

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

Employees who refuse to endure hostile work 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.

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.

Employees who report violations of employment laws:
Often referred to as whistle-blowing, employees who report illegal wage and hour or other fraudulent or criminal practices by their employers cannot be terminated for doing so.

Recent Wrongful Termination Case Results

· $200K Race Discrimination – African American client terminated after filing race discrimination complaint with HR

· $175K Pregnancy Discrimination in Philadelphia – Client terminated after notifying employer of pregnancy

· $140K Race Discrimination Claim in Pennsylvania – Hispanic client terminated due to race

· Confidential Settlement Physical Disability Discrimination in Phila. – Client terminated after employer refused to provide reasonable accommodation

· Confidential Settlement for NJ Employee Who Complained About Illegal Conduct – Client terminated after complaining about illegal and fraudulent conduct at work

Offering My Legal Expertise, But More Importantly My Voice

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

We 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, we are here to be your advocate.

Call us at (215) 545-8917 or contact us to schedule a confidential case review.

Last updated: November 29, 2023

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(March 14, 2021)
A Pa. mom says her boss forced her out of her job during the pandemic. She sued.

It’s close to impossible for many parents to work and also care for young children, said Philadelphia employment lawyer David Koller, who represents Delaney.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, effective March 2020, required employers to provide paid sick leave and paid leave to care for children whose schools had closed due to the pandemic. Employees who suffered demotions, lost pay, terminations or other negative consequences at work may be able to make a claim under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.


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