Workplace Discrimination Lawyer Handles Claims in Montgomery, Delaware, Chester and Philadelphia Counties

Pennsylvania attorney protects clients’ rights in bias actions

Bias on the job is illegal, and charges of disparate treatment need to be taken seriously no matter what side of the issue you’re on. From our office in Radnor, The Pagano Law Firm, LLC takes on workplace discrimination actions on behalf of both employees and companies. We pursue favorable resolutions in cases where workers allege they have received unfair treatment due to their race, sex, religion, age or some other personal characteristic identified as protected in state or federal law.

Types of discrimination

A discrimination action can be brought if someone believes they were mistreated because they were part of a legally protected class. Between federal statutes and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, employers are barred from discriminating on the basis of the following:

  • Race, color and ancestry
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Disability status
  • Pregnancy

Along with the prohibition of discriminatory treatment, the law protects whistleblowers who report bias against retaliation from their employers.

Proving discrimination in Pennsylvania

The claimant bears the burden of proof in a discrimination action, and many types of evidence might be used to prove their case. An experienced employment lawyer can advise how witness testimony, recorded conversations, data showing disparate treatment of different groups and other information might support a discrimination claim. The Pagano Law Firm, LLC helps employees construct strong arguments and also gives employers the ability to anticipate what evidence might be used against them. 

Employer responsibilities for protecting PA employees

With so many other things to focus on, business owners and managers might not be aware of discrimination that is occurring at their workplace. An employer can guard against problems by setting forth clear rules barring discriminatory behavior and an effective procedure for works to report complaints. When a problem is reported, the employer is obligated to conduct a thorough investigation as to what happened. By communicating the rules on a regular basis, providing training for the workforce and following through in accordance with company policies, businesses can create a culture of compliance and minimize legal exposure. Regardless of your particular situation, our firm offers practical guidance and skillful representation in discrimination matters.

When to hire a Pennsylvania workplace discrimination attorney

Many employees are naturally hesitant to take action against the company that pays their salary. However, you have a legal right to fair treatment on the job and legal protections exist to prevent your employer from retaliating against you. Problems involving bias rarely disappear on their own, so if you have a question about your rights or had a discrimination complaint ignored by your employer, it is time to get a knowledgeable lawyer on your side. The Pagano Law Firm, LLC can explain how the law applies in your case, work to negotiate a settlement, initiate an administrative claim or file a lawsuit on your behalf.

Remedies for employment discrimination claims

Depending on the circumstances, someone who has been found to be a victim of discrimination might be entitled to one or more of the following remedies: 

  • Back pay
  • Compensatory and punitive damages
  • Reinstatement of a job following a wrongful termination
  • An order requiring workplace changes to halt the discriminatory practice

Whether you’re an employer or employee, it’s important to understand the process and potential consequences associated with a discrimination claim. You can rely on us for honest, insightful counsel so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.

Contact a Pennsylvania workplace discrimination lawyer for a free consultation

The Pagano Law Firm, LLC in Radnor represents workers and employers in Pennsylvania workplace discrimination actions. Please call 484-318-2561 or contact us online to make an appointment with an accomplished attorney serving Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties.