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 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

 

18Oct

Employee Cleared For Work In Medical Field But Then Fired For Allegedly Being Possible “Danger To Patients.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Allegheny Valley Hospital for Disability Discrimination Callie landed a job with the Allegheny... Read More →
12Oct

Employee Allegedly Complains About Not Receiving Overtime Pay And Is Terminated Two Days Later

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Bell-Mark Technologies Corporation for Unpaid Overtime Wages Earl started working for Bell-Mark Technologies... Read More →
11Oct

Owner Sexually Harasses Six Employees, Allegedly Saying, “I Can Do Whatever The Fuck I Want In My Salon.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Six Employees File Lawsuits Against Artisun Tanning For Gender Discrimination Kristin, Jo Lynn, Christen, Sierra, Hannah, and... Read More →
10Oct

Director Denies Employee’s FMLA Request, Promises To Work With Her, And Then Fires Her.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit Against Mechanicsburg Learning Center For FMLA Violation Desirae started working at Mechanicsburg Learning Center... Read More →
28Sep

Contractor Allegedly Breaches Contract, Leaving Gaping Holes in Insulation and Failing to Install Correct Drainage System.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Woman Files Lawsuit against NR Builders for Breaching Contract Rosalind contracted NR Builders to make home improvements... Read More →
27Sep

Employer Fires 61-year-old Employee Allegedly Because He “Won’t Be Part Of The Long-Term Plan.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Perfect Smile Dental Group for Age and Gender Discrimination Vincent started as a... Read More →
19Sep

Manager Allegedly Tells Employee That She’s “Not Smiling Enough,” Subjects Her To Excessive Scrutiny, And Obstructs Her Job Transfer.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against West Penn Allegheny Health System for Age Discrimination Jacqueline was hired as a... Read More →
14Sep

Female Employee Suspects Gender Discrimination When She Supervises A Male Employee with a Higher Salary Than Her.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., for Wage-Based Gender Discrimination Alicia began working for Munich... Read More →
12Sep

Manager Allegedly Sexually Harasses Employee, Threatens To Hit Her, And Chases Her From The Office.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Weekend Directional Services and Former Manager for Hostile Work Environment Beth worked at... Read More →
07Sep

Boss Allegedly Cuts Employee’s Hours In Half When She Becomes Pregnant.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Greengate East Beer Distributor for Pregnancy Discrimination Brenda started working at Greengate East... Read More →
06Sep

Black Employee Allegedly Disciplined While Non-Black Coworkers Are Not.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation for Race Discrimination When Tracy was hired by Sivorsky Aircraft... Read More →
01Sep

Employee Suspects She was Terminated Because She Took FMLA Approved Leave

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc., for FMLA Violation Lisa started working for Quintiles IMS... Read More →
01Sep

Neighbor Allegedly Calls Black Woman the N-word And Forces Her to Move.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Renter Files Lawsuit against Fayette County Housing Authority for Race Discrimination Cheryl, a black woman, rented a... Read More →
30Aug

Manager Allegedly Harasses Employee For His Age, Firing Him By Yelling, “Get Your Old Faggot Ass Out Of Here!”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Pitt Stop Airport Valet Parking for Age Discrimination Michael, a 69-year-old man, started... Read More →
29Aug

Culinart, Inc. Allegedly Fails to Offer Eligible Employee FMLA Leave and Terminates Him When He Requests FMLA Leave.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Culinart, Inc. and General Manager for FMLA Violation In the beginning of 2010,... Read More →
24Aug

Boss Allegedly Fires Alcoholic Employee For Seeking Rehabilitation.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against South Park Mitsubishi for Disability Discrimination     Michael started working as the service manager... Read More →
23Aug

Watson Chevrolet Terminates Military Serviceman Three Days Before Mandatory Drill.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Military Serviceman Employee Files Lawsuit Against Watson Chevrolet For Discrimination Brandon, a current Private First Class in... Read More →
22Aug

KM&A Celebrates Fastest Growing Company Award from Pittsburgh Business Times

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Kraemer, Manes & Associates is honored to be selected for a Fastest Growing Company Award 2017 by the Pittsburgh Business... Read More →
17Aug

Female Employee Allegedly Terminated Because She Put Her Child On The School Bus

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Leeds for Retaliation Heather became a permanent employee for Leeds in 2005, working... Read More →
16Aug

Disabled veteran asserts Bronco Oilfield Services told him to “either take a job in the field or quit.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Veteran Files Lawsuit against Bronco Oilfield Services for Disability Discrimination Timothy, a 57-year-old, disabled veteran, started working... Read More →
15Aug

Jim Shorkey Family Auto Group Re-Hires Sex Offender, Allegedly Forcing One Of His Victims To Work With Him.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Jim Shorkey Family Auto Group for Gender Discrimination and Retaliation Lauren, hired in... Read More →
10Aug

Woman files discrimination complaint, and her employer retaliates by allegedly shutting her into an attic.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against American Beverage Corporation for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Janaye, a lab technician, was... Read More →
09Aug

Disabled employee forced to resign when bosses allegedly threaten to drop his health insurance and block his unemployment compensation claim.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Securitas Security Services USA for Disability Discrimination     Richard joined Securitas Security Services USA... Read More →
08Aug

Long-time employee asserts he was fired because of his age and short term disability.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against New Penn Motor Express, Inc., for Age and Disability Discrimination     Robert began working... Read More →
03Aug

Sandra Lynn’s School of Dance sues former dance instructor for allegedly soliciting the school’s students.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sandra Lynn’s School of Dance Files Lawsuit against Former Dance Instructor Sandra Lynn’s School of Dance invests... Read More →
03Aug

Former instructor allegedly disregards employment contract, costing dance school thousands of dollars.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sandra Lynn’s School of Dance Files Lawsuit against Former Dance Instructor Sandra Lynn’s School of Dance dedicates... Read More →
03Aug

Dance School allegedly loses thousands of dollars after dance instructor violates contract.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sandra Lynn’s School of Dance Files Lawsuit against Former Dance Instructor Sandra Lynn’s School of Dance helps... Read More →
02Aug

Etimine USA, Inc., allegedly breaks contract with employee and fails to pay severance package.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Etimine USA. Gokhan, former president and CEO of Etimine USA, a business of... Read More →
01Aug

Wexford Healthcare Center allegedly terminates nurse due to work-related injury.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Wexford Healthcare Center for Disability Discrimination   Vinetta, a Licensed Practical Nurse, started working... Read More →
28Jul

Woman asserts her termination reveals disparity in treatment between men and women workers.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Woman Files Lawsuit against Genco, Inc., for Disability Discrimination. Plagued by life limiting conditions, such as high... Read More →
27Jul

Man allegedly arrested for following someone “in public.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Man Files Lawsuit against Officer Culp at Oil City Police Department for Prosecution without Cause.      Randy became... Read More →
27Jul

Diabetic man allegedly terminated because he lost consciousness twice due to low blood sugar.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Man Files Lawsuit against Wal-Mart for Disability Discrimination. Timothy was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2006.... Read More →
26Jul

Black man allegedly fired right after starting new job due to previously filed lawsuit.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against U.S. Liner for Race Discrimination and Retaliation       Larry landed a job as a... Read More →
26Jul

Man with Parkinson’s disease allegedly terminated because he required doctor visits.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Towsley’s, Inc., for Disability Discrimination            Nelson suffers from Parkinson’s disease, sciatica pain, scoliosis,... Read More →
21Jul

University Allegedly Blocks Older Worker’s Job Applications After Encouraging Her With False Hope

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Widener University for Age Discrimination After over thirty years of dedicated work at... Read More →
20Jul

A concerned employee exercises her right to freedom of speech and loses her job.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Susquehanna County for Violating her Right to Free Speech Lisa, an employee with... Read More →
20Jul

Allegheny Valley Schools allegedly subjects pregnant house manager to discrimination and harassment.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Allegheny Valley Schools for Pregnancy Discrimination and Hostile Work Environment When Sara accepted... Read More →
19Jul

Female Patrolman allegedly faces discipline while male coworkers do not and is overlooked routinely for promotions, despite years of experience.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Mercyhurst University for Sex Discrimination           Diane, a patrolman, served for four years at... Read More →
11Jul

Joy Global allegedly justifies the sexual harassment of a female employee because she “sometimes laugh[s] at dirty jokes.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files a Complaint against Joy Global, Inc. for Gender Discrimination Pamela, the rare female at Joy... Read More →
10Jul

Man fired immediately after filing for Workers’ Compensation.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files a Complaint against Neville Galvanizing for Disability Discrimination Timothy, a former worker with Neville Galvanizing,... 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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