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
(215) 618-9185
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 pitfallsbusiness man sitting and looking over paperwork

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

 

19Oct

Kraemer, Manes & Associates Promotes Jonathan Chase as a Partner!

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KM&A is excited to formally announce Jonathan Chase as a partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Attorney Chase is a... Read More →
18Oct

Car Accident Victim Allegedly Gaslit into Believing She Resigned from Her Job.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Marscare Home Healthcare for violating her ADA Rights Keshia began working at Marscare... Read More →
11Oct

Employee Points Out Illegal Truck Registration and Is Allegedly Fired.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against F. Greco Trucking LLC for Wrongful Termination Robert started at F. Greco Trucking... Read More →
09Oct

Employer Allegedly Breaches Contract by Failing to Meet Employee’s Base Salary as Written in Contract.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Asplundh Tree Expert Co. for Breach of Contract Geoffrey received a job offer... Read More →
04Oct

Kraemer, Manes & Associates Promotes Prabhu Narahari to Senior Litigation Associate!

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Kraemer, Manes & Associates is pleased to promote Prabhu Narahari to Senior Litigation Associate! Attorney Narahari commands the courtroom on behalf... Read More →
04Oct

Female Employee Reports Sexual Harassment and is Allegedly Told, “This is a Male-Dominated Field and You Will Just Have to Deal with It.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for Gender Discrimination Rachel started at the Pennsylvania Department... Read More →
27Sep

Part-time Police Officer Fired for Carrying Out Responsibilities and Not Paid Overtime Wages.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Centerville Borough and Jeffrey Barone for Unpaid Wages Ryan started with Centerville Borough... Read More →
25Sep

Retired Soldier Applies for Two Positions and Despite Qualifications Is Rejected from Selection Process.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against ULine for Disability Discrimination Robert faithfully served in the United States army, fighting... Read More →
20Sep

Coworker Allegedly Grabs Latino Worker and Tells Him to “Go Back to Puerto Rico” While Supervisor Laughs.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against GuardPro Security, Inc., for Race Discrimination William, a Puerto Rican, started working as... Read More →
18Sep

Work-Related Back Injury Forces Employee to Call Off and She is Fired.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against TE Connectivity Corporation for Disability Discrimination Stephanie joined TE Connectivity Corporation as an... Read More →
06Sep

Home Owner Contracts Roofing Work, Pays in Advance, But Contractor Fails to Uphold Contracts

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Home Owner Files Lawsuit against Marcus Remodeling for Fraud John contracted to work with Marcus Remodeling after... Read More →
04Sep

Employee with Cancer Allegedly Told He Was Replaced Because They Thought He “Wasn’t Going to Make It”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against The National Institute for Newman Studies for Disability Discrimination Robert joined the National... Read More →
30Aug

Truck Driver Complains about Illegal Assignments and Is Fired.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Deltaura USA Inc. for Retaliation Paul started with Deltaura USA Inc. in June... Read More →
28Aug

Employee Complains of Sexual Harassment and Alleged Response Is “Cleaner Break if You Were Just Fired.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Jewish Community Center for Sex Discrimination Kelly started working at the Jewish Community... Read More →
23Aug

Employee Fired After Told to Apply for FMLA so Supervisor Allegedly “Wouldn’t Have to Fire” Her.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Alvernia University for Retaliation Peggy joined Alvernia University as an administrative assistant in... Read More →
21Aug

Employee Tries to Return to Work After FMLA Leave and Employer Allegedly Has No Work for Him.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against JEVS Human Resources for FMLA Interference Aquil joined JEVS Human Resources in June... Read More →
16Aug

Employee Allegedly Told to “Keep Doing What [She Was] Doing” but Fired for Paperwork Errors.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Meadow View Nursing Center for Wage Discrimination and Elder Abuse Christine started at... Read More →
14Aug

Employee Refuses Supervisor’s Romantic Overtures and Doesn’t Receive a Pay Raise for 23 Years.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Jefferson Health for Sex Discrimination and Equal Pay Act Violation Shawn began working... Read More →
09Aug

Employee Fired after Asking to Use FMLA Leave for Father’s Health Emergency, and Boss Allegedly Replies, “If You Have To.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against First Commonwealth Federal Union for FMLA Interference Monica started with First Commonwealth Federal... Read More →
07Aug

Employee with Disability Forcibly Placed on FMLA Leave due to Prescribed Medication.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Lowe’s Companies, Inc. for Disability Discrimination Frank started working at Lowe’s as a... Read More →
02Aug

65-Year-Old Employee Suspects Employer Used His Retirement Pension to Keep Business Afloat.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Ali Baba for Breach of Retirement Plan Hani started working for Ali Baba... Read More →
31Jul

55-Year-Old Employee Overhears Manager Say “Old Littman Girls Were Set in Their Ways” and Is Fired For Reporting Age Discrimination.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Littman Jewelers & Kroger for Age Discrimination Sharon returned to work for Littman... Read More →
26Jul

Boss Allegedly Tells Cancerous Employee He’s in His “Last Few Years” And Fires Him.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Fox Chapel Publishing for Age and Disability Discrimination Ray started with Fox Chapel... Read More →
11Jul

Employee with Disability Requests Day Shift and Then is Accused of a HIPPA Violation and Fired.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Penn Presbyterian Medical Center for Disability Discrimination Tashana accepted a cardiology technician position... Read More →
05Jul

Employee with Sleep Apnea Fired upon Returning from Leave.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Thomas Publishing for FMLA Violations Michael became an account executive in December 2014... Read More →
03Jul

Employee with a Disability Fired after Gaining Certification for Return to Work after Leave.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Reading Hospital for Disability Discrimination Andrew accepted a position with Reading Hospital as... Read More →
28Jun

Employee Uses FMLA and Returns to Job Demotion and Termination a Month Later.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Xpressbet LLC for Disability Discrimination John accepted a position with Xpressbet in 2015.... Read More →
26Jun

Employee Reports Adult Abuse, Only to be Threatened, and Resigns.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Community Options for Elder Abuse and Wrongful Termination Barbara started with Community Options... Read More →
29Mar

After Reporting Sexual Harassment, Employee Is Accused of Stealing and Hours Are Reduced.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Social Status and Robert Johnson for Sex Discrimination Tashiah joined Social Status as... Read More →
28Mar

Employee Reports Manager’s Racist Statements and Allegedly Suffers Heavier Work Load and Changed Schedule before Termination.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Winc for Race Discrimination and Hostile Work Environment Patrick, a Caucasian man, accepted... Read More →
27Mar

After Employee Discusses Her Disability at Work, Supervisor Allegedly Tells Her “this Job isn’t for Everyone” and Terminates Her.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Pittsburgh Action Against Rape for Disability Discrimination Caroline joined the team at Pittsburgh... Read More →
23Mar

Employee with Disability Uses FMLA Leave then Allegedly Accused of Drug Abuse and Fired Without Drug Test.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against UPMC McKeesport for Disability Discrimination In October 2012, Kari accepted a position with... Read More →
22Mar

Employee Called “Old Dog” and When He Complains, His Supervisor Allegedly Forced Him to Accept Demotion.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Petco for Age Discrimination Robert joined Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc., as a... Read More →
19Mar

Employee with High-Risk Pregnancy Seeks Accommodation, but Manager Allegedly Threatens to Fire Her.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Hampton Inn for Pregnancy Discrimination Cierra joined the team at Hampton Inn as... Read More →
16Mar

Employee Asks for FMLA Leave and Is Allegedly Told, “Girls Work With Broken Foots and They Just Put Them on Garbage Cans.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC for Age and Disability Discrimination Cheryl accepted the position... Read More →
14Mar

Hispanic Employee, Like Other Employees, Emails Passwords to Herself and is the Only One Fired.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Santander Bank for Race Discrimination and FMLA Violations Sonia, a Hispanic woman, joined... Read More →
13Mar

Employee Fired and Allegedly Told To Re-Apply When She No Longer Has Disability Restrictions.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Apria Healthcare, Inc. for Disability Discrimination Kelly began working with Apria Healthcare, Inc.,... Read More →
08Mar

Contractor Demands Home Owner’s Credit Card for Extra Purchases and Walks Off Job after Requiring More Pay.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Home Owner Files Lawsuit against Houzz Construction for Breach of Contract Shobha hired Houzz Construction to make... Read More →
06Mar

Employee Allegedly Called “Fucking Gay,” but when He Complains about Ongoing Harassment, He is Fired.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Chapman Auto Group for Sex Discrimination Mark, a homosexual male, started at Chapman... Read More →
01Mar

Employee with Anxiety and Depression Allegedly Fired for Insubordination After Requesting Off for Doctor’s Appointment.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Embassy Bank Corporation for Disability Discrimination Jennifer accepted a position as a personal... 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 215-618-9185. KM&A can be reached by email at lawyer@lawkm.com.

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