Workplace Discrimination

Our Employment Lawyers Help Workers in Pittsburgh

An employer cannot discriminate against an employee because of age, race, sex, disability, religion, nationality or any other attribute that is protected under state or federal statutes. Additionally, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination is prohibited in the workplace in Pennsylvania.

At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, our Pittsburgh employment law attorney has been protecting the rights of workers and small business employers for decades. We remain committed to serving the needs of employees and employers in Western Pennsylvania.

Skilled Representation in Workplace Discrimination Matters

At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, our employment law attorneys provide representation to employees and employers in cases of employment discrimination and sexual harassment. We have helped victims hold their employers liable for violating workplace laws. We have also helped defend employers from claims of sexual discrimination and harassment that are brought by disgruntled employees.

Employment Discrimination Protections in Pennsylvania

Workplace discrimination occurs when an employee is treated differently based on a legally protected characteristic. Discrimination in the workplace can occur in many forms such as retaliation, wrongful discharge and wrongful termination.

Many types of discrimination are prohibited by a variety of state and federal employment law statutes and regulations, including:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA)
  • Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law

Discrimination can occur at all stages of employment, including hiring and recruiting, reviews and job evaluations, promotion and compensation actions, and disciplinary actions and termination. If you have been discriminated against based on your age or your race, or gender, speak with one of our experienced Pittsburgh workplace discrimination lawyers.

Call the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz in Pittsburgh at (412) 453-3341 to schedule your free initial consultation today.