Colianni & Leonard LLC

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925 Park Plaza, Wexford, PA 15090

Pittsburgh Employment Discrimination Attorney

Ross Township Employment Discrimination Lawyer

Lawyer for Workplace Race, Gender and Age Claims in Allegheny County, PA

At Colianni & Leonard LLC, we understand that it is against the law for a company to discriminate against an employee or applicant based on factors such as age, race, skin color, sex, natural origin, family status, or disability. Unfortunately, we also know that such discrimination is all too common in workplaces throughout the country, including here in Western Pennsylvania. The experienced team at our firm is proud to represent victims of employment discrimination, and we work hard in pursuit of full justice for our clients.

Protecting Employee Rights in Wexford and Gibsonia

It is reasonable and perfectly legal for a business to be selective about the candidates it chooses to fill open positions. Similarly, an employer in an at-will employment state like Pennsylvania is permitted to terminate employees as part of a restructuring plan, for disciplinary reasons, or for essentially no reason at all. If, however, employment decisions are made on the basis of race, sex, or other legally protected characteristics, an affected employee or applicant may have the grounds for an employment discrimination claim. The same is true for workplace policies or practices that negatively and unduly affect a particular class.

The nature of Pennsylvania's at-will employment laws can make it difficult to know for sure if you have been the victim of workplace discrimination. If you work for a company that employs more than four people and you believe that you have been illegally discriminated against, we are prepared to investigate the circumstances of your situation and to help you take appropriate action.

Recognizing Employment Discrimination

Employment discrimination includes illegal decisions about hiring, promoting, or firing employees, but it also encompasses a wide range of other behaviors. In some cases, management may not be the perpetrators of such discrimination, but the company can still be held responsible for failing to address the problem. For example, if a group of employees consistently make derogatory comments about another worker's sex, race, or national origin, the employer could be liable for allowing the creation of a hostile work environment.

Pennsylvania Counsel for Retaliation Cases

It takes a great deal of courage for victims of or witnesses to employment discrimination or other problems to come forward and report what they have experienced. Unfortunately, many who make such reports often find themselves being harassed or even out of a job for speaking up. State and federal labor regulations prohibit retaliation by employers, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission take retaliatory behavior very seriously. At Colianni & Leonard LLC, we understand the difficulties you may be facing if you have been the victim of workplace retaliation, and we will work to hold your employer accountable.

Contact Us Today

If you have been victimized by employment discrimination or workplace retaliation, an experienced attorney can help you take the necessary action. We will ensure that your rights are fully protected along the way. To learn more about our firm and how we can help, contact our office. Call 412-680-7877 for a free consultation and case evaluation today. There are no fees unless you collect compensation. We represent clients in Wexford, Ross Township, Valencia, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Allegheny County and throughout the greater Pittsburgh area.

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