Serratelli, Schiffman & Brown P.C. provides extensive experience in the employment law areas of sex, race, disability and age discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination.
We represent employers as well as employees at administrative proceedings before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commissions, Equal Opportunity Commissions up through State or Federal Court, the Pennsylvania Civil Service Commission, and other federal agencies.
With an ongoing involvement in employment discrimination law, Serratelli, Schiffman & Brown P.C. maintain a current understanding of changes in statutes at all times.
Serratelli, Schiffman & Brown P.C. offers an in-depth consultation to employees who believe they may be victims of discrimination or wrongful discharge. The consultation fee will be quoted when you contact the firm to schedule your appointment.
Some of the statutes which protect employees include the Equal Pay Act, The Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title VII of The Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Each statute has a specific statute of limitations and certain administrative agency requirements.
There are several different types of workplace discrimination:
One of the more common types of discrimination cases has become age discrimination (age 40 and above). If you have worked for a long period of time and are suddenly terminated for no reason, you may be a victim of age discrimination.
Sexual harassment is defined as "unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature." Sexual harassment is a violation of federal law (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act) and state law (Pennsylvania Human Relations Act).
There are two primary forms of sexual harassment:
Employers may not discharge employees for reasons that violate public policy, such as serving on jury duty. Such terminations are considered against public policy.
Legal services provided by our firm on employment discrimination cases are usually billed on an hourly basis or hourly and partial contingency. The employment discrimination statute provides that employees may recover reasonable attorney's fees and costs if they prevail in their lawsuit. We are committed to providing quality legal services to our clients at competitive hourly rates. Our clients receive itemized monthly invoices.
Employment law attorneys Lori K. Serratelli, Steven J. Schiffman and Jeni S. Madden provide clients with a wealth of experience in employment law. Both partners lecture extensively on employment discrimination issues to labor and management, and have presented sexual harassment training programs to numerous employers and victim support groups. They are members of the the Pennsylvania Bar Association.