Bucks County Employment Lawyer

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Employment conditions should be a safe place for all workers, regardless of their rank and standing. Employees should work without fear of intimidation, sexual harassment, and discrimination.

At Kaminsky Law, our attorneys safeguard our clients’ rights to fair treatment. This should be available regardless of their race, sex, age, and religious beliefs. Our experienced Pennsylvania employment lawyer believes that your livelihood is of utmost importance. We want to protect your rights from abuses in the workplace. Call our Kaminsky Law offices now to receive a free consultation from our knowledgeable employment law attorney.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AS AN EMPLOYEE IN BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania employees should be knowledgeable about their rights. Employees who know their rights are less likely to be victims of abuse in the workplace. The Pennsylvania Employment law, fair labor standards act, and other employment guidelines protect employees against unsafe work conditions. This includes their right to security of tenure.

Kaminsky Law is a law firm in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia that aims to safeguard the rights and welfare of employees. Stay informed and know more about your rights against discrimination and harassment. Contact us at 215-876-0800.

UNDERSTANDING LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW IN PENNSYLVANIA

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Pennsylvania employment law does not allow discrimination and retaliation from managers or supervisors. The law also protects the following employee rights:

  • Timely payment of wages and benefits
  • Health care continuation
  • Pay frequency, pay statements, and wage deductions done correctly
  • The employee’s leaves or time off, including jury duty leave, crime victim leave, emergency responder leave, and military leave
  • Healthy and safe work conditions
  • Final pay

WE FIGHT AGAINST EMPLOYMENT LAW VIOLATIONS IN BUCKS COUNTY

Kaminsky Law is a Buck County experienced law firm. Listed below are some of our advocacies in protecting employee or workers’ rights in Pennsylvania:

WE FIGHT AGAINST WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION

Discrimination is the most common reason for lawsuits in the workplace. Employment discrimination is when an employer treats a group of employees differently from other groups of employees in hiring, promotion, or firing decisions, which are made based on a protected category (like sex, race, disability, or religion) instead of merit. Employment discrimination in any form is unlawful in the workplace and should be punished accordingly.

WE FIGHT AGAINST WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

Sexual harassment, hostile work environment, and employment discrimination are detrimental to the workplace. Employee harassment often occurs for various reasons, such as age, race, disability, sex, or sexual preference. There are no valid reasons for harassment to exist in the workplace. Employees should focus on organizational goals and not have to worry about being harassed.

WE FIGHT AGAINST WORKPLACE RETALIATION

Workplace retaliation is an act of reprisal that an employer takes against an employee. Although not all retaliation is actionable, an employer is not allowed to retaliate against an employee for engaging in a legally protected activity. Such retaliation is done in many ways, such as: 

  • when an employee is wrongfully fired;
  • wrongful termination of employment contracts;
  • or the unfair treatment of the employee.

WE FIGHT AGAINST WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION

Whistleblower retaliation is one of the biggest problems facing federal and state employees today. This is especially true in the current economy when people are being targeted for reporting fraud, safety concerns, or mismanagement. Retaliation can take on many forms, including being missed for a promotion, fired, ostracized from your peers, or harasser in the workplace by a manager, supervisor, or coworker.

WE FIGHT AGAINST UNPAID WAGES AND OVERTIME

The primary motivation for employees is to work for a living. It is unconscionable for an employer to not pay an employee’s wages and overtime pay or engage in other unlawful or illegal practices with an employee’s wages. Certain workers are entitled to be paid time and a half for all hours worked over forty. However, bosses often play games to avoid paying those wages. Also, the Workers Compensation Act requires employers to compensate workers for injuries sustained in the workplace. Depriving employees of this benefit is unlawful.

WE FIGHT FOR YOUR WORKPLACE CIVIL RIGHTS

Employees have civil rights that should always be upheld. Most employees are aware that they have basic rights as workers. The right to defend employee rights through valid and lawful processes is fundamental. The following rights of employees have long been upheld:

  • Free speech;
  • Freedom of association; and 
  • The right to collective bargaining.

WE FIGHT AGAINST VIOLATION OF AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT

Discrimination also exists based on the disability of a person. The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) provides that an employer may not discriminate against a qualified individual based on disability. It also requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for disabilities whenever possible. Individuals discriminated against based on disabilities may recover:

  • Back pay;
  • Front pay; and 
  • liquidated damages in some cases. 

WHY CHOOSE KAMINSKY LAW FIRM FOR YOUR EMPLOYMENT MATTERS

Kaminsky Law is a Bucks County employment law firm that focuses on employment law. We remedy violations of the FSLA, Wage Payment Act, and cater to clients who are victims of wrongful termination, wrongful discharge, discrimination, and harassment. 

Call us now at 215-876-0800 to receive a free consultation. We provide legal advice for employees who are wrongfully terminated or discriminated against. Contact an employment lawyer now to protect your employment rights.

BUCKS COUNTY EMPLOYMENT LAW FAQS

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Why should I hire a Bucks County employment lawyer?

Former employees or those under the threat of being fired or harassed should hire an employment lawyer for many reasons, namely for:

  • Protection against harassment and discrimination;
  • Recovery of compensation and other unpair wages;
  • Holding accountable employers who violate the law.

Call an employment lawyer now for a free consultation at Kaminsky Law.

Can I file a lawsuit against my employer?

For clear violation of labor laws, the disabilities act, and other relevant laws, you can file a complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), State, or other Federal agencies. Employment lawyers are equipped with the necessary experience and knowledge to assist you in filing a complaint. Call an employment lawyer now for effective and efficient legal assistance

Is it worth suing my employer?

If you have not received wages that you are owed, have been a victim of harassment, discrimination or if your employee benefits are withheld, engaging in litigation with an employer to uphold your rights is definitely worth it. It is enough for you to suffer the consequences of the violation of your employee rights. Our employment discrimination lawyer at Kaminsky Law is equipped with the knowledge and experience in handling cases against companies and other business owners.

I only have a high school diploma. Does this disqualify me from getting a job?

No. Companies require various qualifications for different positions. But a high school diploma does not indicate that you don’t have the skill to fit in any job. It can be more challenging but what’s important is to prove that you have enough skills to perform excellently.

If my employer does not offer paid leave, does he violate employment law?

According to the Philadelphia Department of Labor and Industry, the law does not require the company or business owners to provide payments despite the employee not going to work unless an employee’s employment contract provides for these benefits. Then it is the responsibility of the employer to offer paid leaves under such a contract.

I now work 4o hrs/week. Am I entitled to overtime pay?

Employers should provide overtime pay that is worth 1.5 times the standard payment for the employee, unless the employee is exempt from overtime. If the employee in Philadelphia does not work beyond a 40 hour work week, they are not entitled to overtime pay. A labor law attorney is knowledgeable with labor law provisions, especially on overtime pay. Contact a labor lawyer now at Kaminsky Law.

I was wrongfully terminated. Can I collect unemployment benefits?

Wrongful termination indicates that an employer fired the employee for an illegal reason, such as discrimination or harassment. If the employee is not terminated for willful misconduct, the employee is entitled to unemployment benefits. Consult with employment lawyers about the merits of your benefits claim. Determine if you are eligible for unemployment benefits.

CALL AN EXPERIENCED BUCKS COUNTY EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY FOR EMPLOYMENT COMPLAINS

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A Bucks County employment attorney can help you resolve employment disputes. Our experienced Pennsylvania employment lawyer can help you file claims against your employers. Discrimination, harassment, and other forms of abuse do not have a place in the workplace.

 Kaminsky Law is a personal injury and employment law firm with law offices in Philadelphia. Our firm caters to clients’ legal needs from Bucks County and the surrounding areas. Call Kaminsky Law Firm at 215-876-0800 for a free consultation. 

For a free, confidential consultation with a nationally recognized Pennsylvania attorney, contact (215) 876-0800 or submit an online contact form.

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