Protecting Employers Against Discrimination Claims
As an employer, it is vital to understand what you can and cannot do when it comes to interacting with employees. If you say or do the wrong thing, you may be accused of employee discrimination for discriminating against someone who is a legally protected class of citizen based on their race, religion, nation of origin, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy status or color.
When an employee accuses you of discriminating against them, do not make the mistake of trying to settle things on your own. Instead, let the attorneys at FrancePaskey, P.C., help you protect your business and future. A discrimination claim that gets out of hand can become a major problem for you and your business, and we are here to resolve these allegations as quickly as possible.
Understanding What Constitutes Discrimination
One of the reasons that employers face discrimination claims is that they are not familiar with all the ways that discrimination may manifest. In Pennsylvania, employers have the right to fire an employee for no reason, but this is not the same as being able to fire an employee for any reason. Firing an employee because you do not consider them a good fit is acceptable, but firing them on the basis of their protected statuses (like those listed above) can land an employer in serious trouble.
Actions against a protected class that qualify as discrimination include:
- Refusing to hire someone
- Not offering proper training
- Denying promotions or raises
- Differential treatment in disciplinary action
- Giving an employee harder shifts or jobs than other employees
- Paying someone less than their peers
When someone accuses your business of discriminatory actions, we can help you build a defense against these claims. From compiling evidence to support your position to negotiating a fair resolution, we will stand by your side through every step of the process. If your situation escalates to legal proceedings, we are prepared to fight for you through litigation as well.
We Assert Your Rights And Defenses
Do not underestimate the consequences of an employee discrimination claim. Our experienced employment lawyers are ready to help you through your case, so reach out to us today. Call our York office at 717-931-5994 or contact us online and schedule your initial consultation.