Philadelphia Employment Discrimination Lawyer

State and federal laws prohibit employers from discriminating against persons (employees and potential employees) on the basis of race, age, color, sex/gender, national origin, disability, religion, and pregnancy. In certain states and cities, including New Jersey and Philadelphia, sexual orientation also included. Further, Employers can be held liable for sexual harassment to occur at the workplace and not granting Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) when required.

When an employer makes hiring, firing, promotion, and compensation decisions on any basis except for ability and job performance, there may be a form of employment discrimination involved. Call The Pearce Law Firm or schedule a free consultation by sending us a message through the contact form below. We can discuss your case for free.

The Pearce Law Firm specializes in employment discrimination cases that fall into these categories:

All of these types of employment discrimination are illegal, but discrimination cases can be challenging to prove. However, an experienced employment discrimination lawyer understands that discrimination can be subtle and covert (rather than overt) and knows how to gather evidence in these matters, present a compelling case and get you the compensation you deserve.

Experience & Expertise

If your rights have been violated by an employer or potential employer, and/or if you have been treated unfairly, harassed, discriminated against or unfairly passed over for employment, promotion or fair compensation, Edith Pearce can help. An expert in employment issues, including the whole alphabet soup of employment law (ADA, ADEA, NJFLA, FMLA, PHRA, EPA, Title VII etc.). Edith Pearce takes an aggressive approach to violations of employment law to get the best possible results for her clients. Edith Pearce has been considered the best of the best in employment law. In 2005, Edith Pearce was named a “Super Lawyer,” designating her as one of the top 5% of Pennsylvania lawyers. In fact, in the practice area of employment litigation, only 41 lawyers received this honor, and only 12 of the 41 were women, including Edith Pearce. She has received the highest rating, “AV,” from Martindale-Hubbell. Up-to-the-minute knowledge of the rapidly changing interpretations of employment law is absolutely critical to your case, as is a swift investigation, early trial posturing and vigorous pursuit. Edith Pearce is a highly sought after employment lawyer who has appeared on various television programs including It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle for her legal opinion on current employment law issues of the day including a Michigan company firing workers who smoked outside the workplace.

Employment Discrimination Is Illegal and Wrong

Employers who discriminate must be stopped; and employees who have been victims of discrimination should be compensated. Edith Pearce is the employment lawyer to do both.

From The EEOC Web Site:

Discriminatory Practices

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), it is illegal to discriminate in any aspect of employment, including:

  • Hiring and firing;
  • Compensation, assignment, or classification of employees;
  • Transfer, promotion, layoff, or recall;
  • Job advertisements;
  • Recruitment;
  • Testing;
  • Use of company facilities;
  • Training and apprenticeship programs;
  • Fringe benefits;
  • Pay, retirement plans, and disability leave; or
  • Other terms and conditions of employment.

Discriminatory practices under these laws also include:

  • Harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age;
  • Retaliation against an individual for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in an investigation, or opposing discriminatory practices; employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities, traits, or performance of individuals of a certain sex, race, age, religion, or ethnic group, or individuals with disabilities;
  • Denying employment opportunities to a person because of marriage to, or association with, an individual of a particular race, religion, national origin, or an individual with a disability.
  • Title VII also prohibits discrimination because of participation in schools or places of worship associated with a particular racial, ethnic, or religious group.

If you feel your rights have been violated by an employer or potential employer in Philadelphia or anywhere in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, the firm will work diligently to arrive at a timely settlement or proceed to trial to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Contact our sexual harassment and discrimination lawyer today for a free consultation.