Employment discrimination is a form of discrimination based on gender, religion, race, age, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, and gender identity by employers. In Pennsylvania, the list of illegal discriminatory activities is slightly different, as the Commonwealth prohibits discrimination based on race, color; sex; age (over 40); ancestry; national origin; religious creed; having a GED rather than a high school diploma; handicap or disability, or the use of a guide or support animal for disability, or relationship to a person with a disability. In hospital and healthcare settings, there are other protections as well.
At Vinsko & Associates, P.C., if you believe that you have been the victim of discrimination contact us as soon as possible. Unlike other potential litigation matters, the statute of limitations for discrimination actions is quite short. For example, before suing your employer, you have to file with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) within 180 days of the date of your discrimination. In a federal context, you have to file with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 300 days from the date of discrimination.
Our attorneys have litigated before these agencies and will be able to assist you during this process. Each case is different and our lawyers and legal team will review all of the facts and evidence of your case to ensure that your rights are protected. There are many factors that go into a decision related to whether you can recover. Additionally, in certain circumstances, attorney’s fees can be recovered. Given the time frames associated with employment discrimination actions, it is important to contact Vinsko & Associates P.C. as soon as you believe that the discrimination occurred. Let Vinsko & Associates P.C. protect your rights.