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July 2015 Archives

Discrimination based on age may prompt lawsuit

With the baby-boomer general aging, there are currently many older people in work force. Despite the years of experience these individuals bring to their jobs, and the practice being illegal, some of these individuals face workplace discrimination based on their age. The discrimination could take many forms including the failure to:

Could you be the victim of wage theft?

Each day residents of the Philadelphia area get up and go to their jobs. While some do so by choice, others must work so that they can pay for things needed in day-to-day life. In either situation, it is important that they are paid all that they are owed. Unfortunately, according to a report recently issued by Temple University’s Sheller Center for Social Justice, Pennsylvania workers are being shortchanged by their employers.

Woman claims overtime pay did not include commissions

There are numerous laws at both the state as well as federal level that protect employees from mistreatment at work. Some of those laws have to do with paying employees appropriately for overtime worked. When an employer does not compensate workers appropriately, it is possible that the worker could take legal action against his or her employer. A Pennsylvania woman recently took that course of action. Last month she filed a lawsuit against DAJ Wireless company and another individual with ties to the business. 

Breach of employment contract could lead to legal action

In a previous post we mentioned that most employment relationships in the state of Pennsylvania are “at will.” While this is true, in some situations the relationship is memorialized in an employment contract. Among other things, an employment contract could contain specifics regarding how much an employee will be paid. As is the case in at will situations, under certain circumstances, employees who believe they have been mistreated by an employer can take legal action.

Jury sides with worker in sexual harassment claim

There are many things that go into someone being able to do their job well. There are also things that a worker should not face such as sexual harassment in the workplace. When a worker is the victim of sexual harassment he or she may decide to take legal action against his or her employer. A woman in another state did this and the case was recently resolved.

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