The attorneys at Leonard Sciolla have a strong, employee-focused employment law division. The employment law team works to protect individuals in a variety of employment related matters, including discrimination and civil rights. If you have been discriminated against or otherwise treated unfairly at work in contravention of state and federal laws, we will fight to obtain the maximum damages to which you are entitled.
It is illegal for an employer to fire or demote an employee on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability. Other discriminatory practices include failure to hire, failure to promote, harassment, and bias in job assignment and compensation. Our lawyers have been effective at litigating on behalf of protected individuals under federal civil rights laws that govern employment, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Equal Pay Act, as well as all local and state anti-discrimination statutes in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Harm in these types of cases reach beyond the mere dollars and cents associated with loss of a job or a demotion. Our lawyers are familiar with the financial and mental strain that can result from workplace discrimination and loss, or threatened loss, of a job. And many cases can involve physical injury and disability or otherwise be intertwined with state workers’ compensation benefits. The many nuances involved with employment matters therefore require an experienced hand to assess and convey all available damages and their bases to the liable parties and to the Court.
In addition to employment discrimination, the firm’s Employment Law Group is experienced at handling a variety of employment claims on behalf of individuals, including whistleblower, wage and hour, WARN Act, and other labor-related claims.
If you have questions about your legal rights or if you think you may be in need of legal representation, contact Leonard, Sciolla, Hutchison, Leonard & Tinari, LLP today by calling 215-567-1530 or 856-273-6679, or by emailing one of our experienced attorneys.