Dedicated Pennsylvania Employment Attorneys Fight for Clients’ Rights
Experienced legal team represents workers in Stroudsburg and Berwick
If you’ve been unfairly dismissed from your job or are involved in a dispute over pay, benefits or safety, an experienced law firm can help. With more than 80 combined years of experience, Kepner, Kepner & Corba, P.C. is well-versed in all areas of employment law and offers Northeastern Pennsylvania clients capable and strategic representation.
Motivated lawyers advocate for workers in Pennsylvania
When you need legal assistance with issues involving wages, overtime, occupational safety, family and medical leave, restrictive covenants in your employment contract or severance agreements, we can help you negotiate with your employer. We’re familiar with the Pennsylvania Wage and Overtime Law, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act and other laws designed to protect your rights as an employee. We’ll diligently represent you and, if necessary, advocate for you in court.
Knowledgeable attorneys represent clients in wrongful termination matters
Pennsylvania is an at-will employment state, so employers generally have the right to dismiss employees for any reason. However, workers are protected by several federal and state laws against discharges based on discriminatory reasons or in retaliation for engaging in an activity protected by statute or public policy, like filing a workers’ compensation claim or taking parental leave. Common wrongful termination claims include:
- Discrimination — Pennsylvania workers are protected by various federal laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and state laws such as Pennsylvania’s Human Relations Act. We can represent you if you suspect an employer has discriminated against you because of your age, race, religion, gender, disability or sexual orientation, the latter of which is treated in Pennsylvania as a form of sex discrimination.
- Sexual Harassment — Quid pro quos where sexual favors are requested in exchange for continued employment or promotions, as well as unwanted sexual advances that create a hostile workplace both qualify as sexual harassment. If you have been the victim of such discrimination, we’ll take action on your behalf by and aim to recover compensatory damages.
- Retaliation — A termination is wrongful if it is done in response to the employee’s exercise of right protected by law or public policy. In addition, the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Act prohibits government agencies, private contractors working for the state and organizations receiving public funds from retaliating against an employee for reporting wrongdoing.
If you’ve been unfairly terminated or demoted, you may be entitled to damages for lost wages, future pay and emotional distress. Even if your job loss was the result of constructive discharge and not an outright dismissal, we will help you seek justice.
Aggressive legal team handles employment defamation claims
If your employer has made a false statement about you, such as lying in a letter of reference or making an untrue statement in a public setting, you may have ground to sue for defamation. For a successful claim, you must prove several facts, including that the statement was false, that it was said or sent to a third party and that you suffered injury because of it, such as harm to your professional reputation.
Contact a team of experienced Pennsylvania lawyers today
At Kepner, Kepner & Corba, P.C., we have more than 80 years of experience aggressively representing local clients in Northeastern Pennsylvania with their employment law matters. Please call 570-231-7418 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.