Workplace discrimination is unlawful when it is based on a person’s protected characteristics. The Equal Opportunity Act of 2010 identifies 18 different personal characteristics that are illegal bases of discrimination at work. Employers may not discriminate against workers in all of the stages of employment, including recruitment, interviews, hiring decisions, bonuses, promotions, discipline, and terminations.
Over the fast few years, an increasing number of disability discrimination claims have been filed. These types of cases may involve complex issues that can involve such things as pregnancy and workers’ compensation. It is important for you to understand your rights and how you can prove that you were targeted for unlawful disability discrimination.
Being treated differently from other employees at your job may be legal or illegal, depending on the reason that your employer treats you differently. In the employment context, differential treatment often means that an employer treats a group of employees differently from other groups because of specific characteristics that they are unable to change. If
If your employer retaliates against you because you filed a discrimination charge or because you participated in a hearing, your employer’s adverse job action against you is illegal. Employers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are prohibited from retaliating against employees because they have exercised their rights. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the federal agency
Many companies have human resources departments. These departments may not get very much respect. Some workers believe that HR is useless. In reality, HR plays a crucial role to ensure that employers remain compliant with regulations that govern the workplace. If you own or manage a business, it is important for you to recognize the
If you are currently dealing with an employment-related issue, you might benefit from retaining an employment lawyer. An experienced employment law attorney can help you to learn about federal and state laws governing wrongful termination, defamation, wage disputes, discrimination, and other employment issues. The attorneys at Swartz Swidler assist workers who are involved in many
Employment law deals with the employer-employee relationship and all of the obligations and rights within it. It covers all aspects of the employment relationship beginning with recruitment and applications up to and through termination. Many disputes that involve companies relate to employee rights. Employment law includes multiple areas, including the following: Wrongful termination Discrimination Workplace
It can be upsetting to get a pay cut at your job. If your pay was recently cut, you might wonder whether you have any legal recourse. In some cases, it is legal for a company to cut an employee’s pay. In others, it is illegal. The employment lawyers at Swartz Swidler might be able
If you receive Social Security disability benefits in Pennsylvania, you may struggle to make ends meet. You might wonder whether you are allowed to work and to still receive your SSDI benefits. In general, people who receive SSDI are not able to do anything that the Social Security Administration determines to be substantially gainful activity.
Eligible Pennsylvanians who work for employers that are covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act can apply for medical leave when they need it. Recently, a court decision in the state made the process a little easier. If your FMLA leave request is denied, or your employer retaliates against you for requesting or