Employment Lawyer

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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

 

23Feb

Company Breaches Contract with Independent Contractor, Allegedly Failing to Pay Wages, Backpay, and Commission.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Independent Contractor Files Lawsuit against Propel IT for Breach of Contract Mark, an independent contractor, signed a... Read More →
21Feb

Employee Refuses Early Retirement, Allegedly Suffers False Accusations, and Is Terminated.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Phoebe Home for Age Discrimination Michelle started working for Phoebe Home in March... Read More →
20Feb

Nurse Uses FMLA Leave, Allegedly Returns to a Demotion and Further Harassment.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against UPMC Passavant for FMLA Violations Tonya accepted the position of charge nurse at... Read More →
15Feb

Employee Allegedly Discovers Owner Has a “Special Commission Sheet” Just for Him.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against the Wahl Heating and Cooling, Inc., for Unpaid Wages Philip joined Wahl Heating... Read More →
13Feb

Employee with Disability Allegedly Told to Transfer or Be Fired.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against ULTA for Disability Discrimination In May of 2011, Brooke accepted the position of... Read More →
09Feb

Manager Allegedly Withholds Employee’s Pay unless She Performs a Sexual Act

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Don Rosen Imports for Sex Discrimination In 2008, Diana accepted a receptionist position... Read More →
08Feb

Disabled Employee Allegedly Called “Too Slow,” Denied Accommodation, Transferred between Departments, and Terminated.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against East Penn Manufacturing Company for Disability Discrimination Jose received a job offer from... Read More →
06Feb

Company Allegedly Breaches Contract to Retaliate against their Consultant’s Lawful Client Referrals

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against America’s Support Coordination and Management and America’s Home and Health Services for Breach... Read More →
02Feb

Supervisor Calls African American Employee the N-word, Threatening Harm and Termination.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Traco for Race and Disability Discrimination Maurice, an African American, accepted the position... Read More →
01Feb

Director Allegedly Calls Pregnant Employee “Trouble” and Terminates Her

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehab Center for Pregnancy Discrimination Courtney started at Susquehanna... Read More →
31Jan

African American Employee Promoted to Director But Allegedly Fired When Original Director Returns

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Guardian Elder Care for Race Discrimination Virginia, an African American, started her position... Read More →
30Jan

Boss Allegedly Boasts about Turning “Straight Girls Gay,” but When Employee Complains, She is Fired.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Kiddie Academy of Collegeville for Sexual Discrimination April accepted a position as an... Read More →
26Jan

Woman Deposits Over 50% of Total Cost for Renovation and Allegedly Discovers Defective and Unfinished Work

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Property Owner Files Lawsuit against Pro-Home Renovators for HICPA Violations Syreeta signed a contract with Pro-Home Renovators... Read More →
25Jan

Co-Owner Allegedly Grabs Female Employee, Makes Sexual Innuendos, and Accuses Her of Short Changing Cash Register.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against The Spot Etc and David Calloway for Sexual Harassment Melodie became a bartender... Read More →
24Jan

Entrepreneur Workshop in Cranberry Township Expanded for 2018

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KM&A Managing Partner David Manes will lead the Entrepreneur Workshop at BCCC’s campus in Cranberry Township on Thursday, February 22,... Read More →
24Jan

Female Employee Allegedly Told to Stop “Playing the Victim” and is Terminated.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Bimbo Bakeries for Gender Discrimination Jessica accepted a position with Bimbo Bakeries in... Read More →
23Jan

Employee Believes Her Termination Occurred Due to Her Need of FMLA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Allegheny County Jail for Disability Discrimination Stacy began working at Allegheny County Jail... Read More →
19Jan

Employee Thinks Termination Occurred Because She Filed for Workers’ Compensation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort for Retaliation Gina worked the in-season as... Read More →
17Jan

Qualified Female Employee Laid Off while Male Employees Allegedly without Qualifications Retain Jobs.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against FTS International for Sex Discrimination Dana joined FTS International as the only female... Read More →
16Jan

Employee Allegedly Terminated for her Serious Allergy to the Influenza Vaccine.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Monongalia Health System for Disability Discrimination Georgette began working for Monongalia Health System... Read More →
15Jan

Employee Allegedly Promised Pay during Maternity Leave but is Fired When She Requests Pay

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Comcast Corporation for Pregnancy Discrimination Shakima began working with Comcast in 2008, and... Read More →
10Jan

Employee with Disability Fired while Other Three Employees Allegedly Receive Minimal Discipline

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Wexford Health Services and Erie County Department of Corrections for Disability Discrimination Stacy... Read More →
09Jan

Female Employee Rejected for Full-Time While Two Men with Less Experience Receive Full-Time.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Adams Township for Sex Discrimination Andra started working part time as a police... Read More →
05Jan

Employee Allegedly Fired for “Stealing Money” by Working Two Positions

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Alysia Home Health Agency for Wage Violations LaToya started at Alysia Home Health... Read More →
03Jan

Employee Suspects Age Discrimination When Overlooked for a Promotion Five Times

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Bucks County Court House for Age Discrimination Evangelia started working at Bucks County... Read More →
28Dec

Employee Asks To Wear Hijab, but Supervisor Allegedly Considers Not Professional Clothing.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Home Instead Senior Care for Religious Discrimination Antoinette joined Home Instead Senior Care... Read More →
27Dec

Employee’s Supervisor Allegedly Said that He Didn’t Get the Job Because “It Was [Your] Disability.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against U.S. Steel Corporation for Disability Discrimination Marion accepted the role of utility person... Read More →
22Dec

African American Employee Told He Will Be Terminated Because “It’s Too Dark in the Kitchen.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Blush Nightclub for Race Discrimination Gregory’s old boss at Blush Nightclub contacted him... Read More →
21Dec

Employee Uses FMLA Leave And Is Allegedly Fired For “Violating Policy.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Fisher Scientific for Disability Discrimination Originally hired as a temporary worker, Rolanda accepted... Read More →
14Dec

59-Year-Old Employee Terminated After Overhearing His Manager Allegedly Say He Needed A Plan To Get Rid of Him.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against SBC Building Systems for Age Discrimination In 1999, Stephen accepted the position of... Read More →
11Dec

Employee Terminated After Filing EEOC Complaint And Doctor Asks Her Why She Didn’t Keep Her Complaint “In-House”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Abington Memorial Hospital for Retaliation Joyce, an African American, started working at Abington... Read More →
07Dec

Pregnant Employee Allegedly Told She’s “Getting Too Far Along To Work” And Then Fired For Supposedly Stealing Money

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Great American Pub and Diner for Pregnancy Discrimination Ashley joined the staff at... Read More →
06Dec

African American Employee Fired After He Walked Away from a Coworker Who Allegedly Yelled at Him, “You Sound Stupid As Hell.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Zoll Manufacturing Corporation for Race Discrimination Lamont accepted the position of assembler at... Read More →
30Nov

60-Year-Old Employee Allegedly Denied Formal Training While Younger Employees Are Privately Trained

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Toshiba Corporation for Age Discrimination Maryann joined the sales department at Toshiba Corporation... Read More →
29Nov

Jail Warden Allegedly Explains Employee’s Termination Due To “Trying to get Away from People who use FMLA.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files a Lawsuit against Allegheny County Jail for Disability Discrimination Jamie received his position of correctional... Read More →
24Nov

Supervisor Tells Asian Employee That He’s “Reached His Maximum Title” While Promoting Less Qualified, Non-Asian Employees to Higher Positions.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Mylan Pharmaceutical Inc. for Race Discrimination Xiaowen accepted the job of manager with... Read More →
21Nov

Employee Called N-Word and Allegedly Removed From Schedule for Training While White Coworkers Were Not.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files a Lawsuit against Reliant Briarcliff Holdings for Race Discrimination Leslee accepted the position of Certified... Read More →
20Nov

Boss Allegedly Calls Employee “Ghetto” and Terminates Him When He Files A Race Discrimination Complaint.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit against Siemens Healthineers for Race Discrimination Tyrone accepted the position of account manager in... Read More →
14Nov

Sexual Harassment Cases Will Increase Nationwide Due to Harvey Weinstein

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On Friday, WTAE interviewed KM&A attorneys, Danielle Parks, Sean Ruppert, and Prabhu Narahari, about the influx of women, celebrities and... Read More →
07Nov

Supervisor Allegedly Adds Older Employee To “Layoff Roster” Due To “Business Results.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Employee Files Lawsuit Against IBM For Age Discrimination Joseph, a 54-year-old Cloud Advisor, was terminated from his... 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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