Employment Lawyer

Representation for employees

Employment Lawyer

KM&A is an employment law firm that represents employees across Pennsylvania. Our employment lawyers represent and litigate in the following areas: employment discrimination (agedisabilitygenderLGBTracereligiousreverse), executive and professional exit strategies,  FMLAsexual harassmentmilitary discriminationunpaid overtimeretaliationseverance agreementsunemployment benefitsunpaid salary or wages, and union issues.

If you are not sure exactly how to address your issue, don’t worry. If you are having an issue with your company, call us for a complimentary consultation. You can speak to an employment attorney right away who can answer your questions and point you in the right direction.

Call Pittsburgh at
(412) 626-5626
Call Philadelphia at
(610) 616-5686
Email KM&A at
Lawyer@LawKM.com

Three Reasons To Hire An Employment Lawyer

1. Move the case forward

The agency process with the EEOC or PHRC is painfully slow. Sometimes, years go by without any action. An experienced employment lawyer can push your case forward through the bureaucracy and red tape.

2. Meet deadlines and avoid pitfalls

Strict deadlines apply with legal proceedings in front of the EEOC and state or federal courts. Saying the wrong thing or forgetting to say the right thing can totally destroy your case. Employment lawyers guide you through the process with proven legal strategy.

3. Get the employer’s attention

Most employers will not take your case seriously unless you have legal counsel. Even if you have evidence and witnesses, the employer knows they can beat you in court on technicalities and complex legal arguments. Once you have professional representation from an employment attorney, your employer has to take your case more seriously. We have seen countless cases where the employer offered an unrepresented client just a few thousand dollars as a “last offer,” only to be forced into paying real money in a settlement we negotiated.

Employment Law Practice Areas

Employment Discrimination

Without employee training for recognizing discriminatory actions, employment discrimination runs rampant in Pennsylvania.

Employment discrimination takes all forms. For example, employers choose not to accommodate an employee with a disability because it’s easier to fire and replace that employee. Employment attorneys recognize the strength of a legal case and offer you options to proceed. Under Pennsylvania and federal law, illegal employment discrimination includes:

Employment decisions such as hiring, firing, or promoting should never be based on age, disability, gender, orientation, race, or religion. If you think your rights have been violated, whether you’ve suffered discrimination or wrongful termination, you have a short time for filing a claim.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) are a few laws that specifically protect the rights of employees.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Whether a medical condition arose on the job or not, the law protects many employees who have difficulty performing their jobs due to such conditions. You may be entitled to benefits through an insurance program or you may be entitled to federally-protected medical leave. An employment lawyer assists with short-term disability and long-term disability issues, workers’ compensation, reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims.

Harassment

Federal, state, and local law prohibits sexual harassment and harassment because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, age, orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. All such employment harassment is unlawful, should not be tolerated, and you should consult with an employment lawyer immediately.

Unemployment Benefits

If you recently lost your job, unemployment benefits are a vital resource for you and your family. A lot of money is at stake, so you should make sure you do everything possible to win your case. You are not required to have an employment attorney represent you at a referee hearing, but it is strongly recommended. An experienced attorney knows how to zero in on the most relevant and helpful evidence in your case. A good attorney will also be able to make critical legal objections and arguments. The law in this area is full of pitfalls, any of which can prevent you from receiving your benefits.

Unpaid Wages

Federal and state law requires employers to pay minimum wage and overtime to most workers. If you have been denied your fair wages, you may have an unpaid wages claim against your employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law (WPCL). Employment lawyers fight for your rightful payment under the law.

USERRA (Military Employment) Lawyer

Under USERRA, it is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against any employee for military service. That includes the employee participating in active duty, active duty training, inactive duty training, initial active duty training, required fitness examinations, and/or funeral honors duty. Retaliation against an employee for military employment discrimination  because of a history of military service is also illegal. An employment lawyer can help an employee sue their employer for discrimination in the three most common forms of military discrimination: failure to reemploy, unlawful termination, and failure to promote.

Don’t hesitate, talk to an employment attorney: (412) 626-5626 or lawyer@lawkm.com

KM&A Employment Law Practice Areas


Lawsuits & Press Releases

 

21Jun

Boss Calls Black Women “Dirty,” Uses N-Word, Then Fires Black Worker, Prompting Lawsuit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: African American Worker Files Federal Lawsuit Against TAKTL Over Racist Firing Tony, now a KM&A client, long... Read More →
21Jun

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against G4S Secure Solutions

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files a Complaint against G4S Secure Solutions for Discrimination African American terminated after G4S Secure Solutions... Read More →
20Jun

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against DaVita at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files a Complaint against DaVita at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for Sex Discrimination Management at DaVita... Read More →
20Jun

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against The Summit School

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files a Complaint against The Summit School, LLC. for Disability Discrimination Employee with severe back problems... Read More →
12Jun

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against Ann Taylor Retail, Inc.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files a Complaint against Ann Taylor Retail, Inc. for Disability Discrimination Woman, diagnosed with scoliosis and... Read More →
12Jun

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against Pittsburgh Field Club

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files a Complaint against Pittsburgh Field Club for Disability Discrimination Employee suffers work-related injury and endures... Read More →
12Jun

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files a Complaint against UPMC Presbyterian Hospital for Age Discrimination Long-time nurse suspects age prejudice when... Read More →
09Jun

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against Mon Yough Community Services

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files a Complaint against Mon Yough Community Services for Disability Discrimination and Retaliation Woman with severe... Read More →
09Jun

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against Silver Creek Services, Inc.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files a Complaint against Silver Creek Services, Inc. for Retaliation Manager fired after using approved FMLA... Read More →
08Jun

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against Goodwill of Southwestern PA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files a Complaint against Goodwill of Southwestern PA for Age Discrimination Fully qualified employee over the... Read More →
07Jun

KM&A Files A Lawsuit Against Michael Baker International

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Co-workers File a Complaint Against Michael Baker International for Sexual Harassment Severe sexual harassment forces employees to... Read More →
07Jun

KM&A Secures Judgment for University of Pittsburgh Professor

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Federal Judge: University of Pittsburgh Violated Professor’s Rights In a milestone case, the Federal District Court... Read More →
05Jun

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against Valeski’s 4th Street Market

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Woman Files a Complaint Against Valeski’s 4th Street Market for Unlawful Cancellation of Health Insurance Loyal employee’s... Read More →
05Jun

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against Mosebach Manufacturing Company

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE African-American Files A Complaint Against Mosebach for Discrimination Abrupt Termination from Employment Leads Man to Believe Race... Read More →
09May

Lawsuit Filed Against Penn Manufacturing Industries, Inc.

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Kraemer, Manes & Associates, LLC  has filed a complaint against Penn Manufacturing Industries, Inc. in the United States District Court... Read More →
27Apr

KM&A Files Lawsuit against General Electric Company

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2017 Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint against General Electric Company... Read More →
23Apr

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against THD At-Home Services, Inc.

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Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC (“KM&A”) has filed a complaint against THD At-Home Services, Inc., t/d/b/a Home Depot, Inc. t/d/b/a... Read More →
18Apr

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against TruFood Mfg. Inc and Spartan Staffing

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KM&A Files Lawsuit Against TruFood Mfg. Inc and Spartan Staffing Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint... Read More →
18Apr

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against W&W Equipment, Inc.

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  Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint against W&W Equipment, Inc. in the United States District... Read More →
17Apr

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against Simplot

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KM&A Files Lawsuit Against Simplot Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint against Philadelphia Truck Lines in... Read More →
17Apr

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against The Forza Group

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KM&A Files Lawsuit Against The Forza Group Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint against The Forza... Read More →
16Apr

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against State College Borough Water Authority

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KM&A Files Lawsuit Against State College Borough Water Authority Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint against... Read More →
16Apr

KM&A files lawsuit against MAJIK Enterprises International, Inc.

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KM&A files lawsuit against MAJIK Enterprises International, Inc. Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint against MAJIK... Read More →
16Apr

KM&A files lawsuit against Front Line Flagging Inc.

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KM&A files lawsuit against Front Line Flagging Inc. Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint against Front... Read More →
14Apr

KM&A files lawsuit against Philadelphia Truck Lines

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KM&A files lawsuit against Philadelphia Truck Lines Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint against Philadelphia Truck... Read More →
14Apr

KM&A files lawsuit against AccuWeather

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KM&A files lawsuit against AccuWeather Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint against AccuWeather in the United... Read More →
12Apr

KM&A Files Lawsuit against Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic-Narcotics Addiction Treatment Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2017 Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint against Western Psychiatric Institute... Read More →
10Apr

KM&A Files Lawsuit against Aarons, Inc.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2017 Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint against Aarons, Inc. in... Read More →
15Mar

Entrepreneur Workshop in Cranberry Township This Saturday

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KM&A Managing Partner David Manes will lead the Entrepreneur Workshop this Saturday at BC3’s campus in Cranberry Township from 9am... Read More →
07Mar

KM&A Files Lawsuits against Divinity Investments, LLC

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2017 Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint against Divinity Investments, LLC... Read More →
06Mar

KM&A Files Lawsuit against Greek Catholic Union of USA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2017 Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint against Greek Catholic Union... Read More →
02Mar

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against Mosebach Manufacturing Company

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Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC (“KM&A”) has filed a complaint against Mosebach Manufacturing Company, in the United States District Court... Read More →
02Mar

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against Allegheny County

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Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC (“KM&A”) has filed a complaint against Allegheny County, in the United States District Court for... Read More →
16Feb

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against Norfolk Southern Corporation

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Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC (“KM&A”) has filed a complaint against Norfolk Southern Corporation, in the United States District Court... Read More →
09Feb

KM&A Files Lawsuit against United Refining Company

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2017 Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint against United Refining Company... Read More →
06Feb

KM&A Files Lawsuit against USPS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2017 Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint against USPS in the... Read More →
25Jan

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against Ten Mile Paving, LLC

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Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC (“KM&A”) has filed a complaint against Ten Mile Paving, LLC, in the United States District... Read More →
20Jan

KM&A Files Lawsuit against Allegheny County Jail

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2017 Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint against Allegheny County Jail... Read More →
12Jan

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against THD At-Home Services, Inc.

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Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC (“KM&A”) has filed a complaint against THD At-Home Services, Inc., t/d/b/a Home Depot, Inc. t/d/b/a... Read More →
22Dec

KM&A Files Lawsuit Against UPMC Community Medicine, Inc.

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Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC (“KM&A”) has filed a complaint against UPMC Community Medicine, Inc.  (“the Defendant”), in the United... Read More →

Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” is a law firm serving all of Pennsylvania with our principal offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Call KM&A in western Pennsylvania at 412-626-5626 or in eastern Pennsylvania at 610-616-5686. KM&A can be reached by email at lawyer@lawkm.com.

 

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