Our Practice Employment Discrimination

Regardless of how many employees a district employs, it is imperative to have an understanding of the many complex federal and state anti-discrimination laws.

Accordingly, on a daily occasion, we proactively strive to inform our clients on a wide variety of employment issues.  For instance, we very commonly advise our clients on the following:

  • Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  In a large organization like a school district, it is inevitable that employees will get sick or injured and seek leave or some other sort of workplace accommodation.  In such cases, the ADA expects employers to take certain actions. We routinely advise our clients on what the appropriate actions are and how to avoid protracted litigation.
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”).  As the workforce gets older, employment issues relating to age are becoming more prevalent.  We provide our clients with the information they need to know to comply with this law. 
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”).  This law prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, and national origin.  Often times, in the school context, many employees allege some sort of discrimination as a result of receiving an adverse employment decision by a school district or other school entity.  Therefore, we attempt to ensure our clients are fully compliant with the dictates of this law before any employment action is taken. 
  • United States Constitution, First and Fourteenth Amendment.  As social media becomes more and more engrained in our daily lives, legal issues relating to an individual’s free speech rights and equal protection rights are routinely finding their way into the courtroom.  We have litigated precedent-setting law in this area and constantly provide guidance on these issues to our clients.

In addition to proactively advising our clients on issues such as those described here, we are also proud of our successful litigation record in defending our clients in administrative hearings before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in state and federal court. 

We take pride in the hundreds of matters that have been judicially dismissed against our clients by way of judgment and/or trial.  It is our goal to aggressively defend our clients at all steps of the litigation process.  Our attorneys are proven litigators willing to fight for our clients’ interests.

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