Employment Discrimination

Under Pennsylvania and federal law, employers are prohibited from discriminating against any individuals in the workplace on any of these grounds:

  • Age
  • Race/color
  • National origin
  • Sex/gender
  • Genetic information
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy
  • Religion

Discrimination can come in many forms, such as retaliation, sexual harassment, unfair compensation, the denial of benefits or promotions, and other unfair treatment that creates a hostile work environment.

Maintain A Safe Working Environment

If you believe you are the victim of employment discrimination, you can take civil action against your employer. Timing is everything in discrimination cases, though. Pennsylvania law only affords you 180 days from the date of the alleged incident to file a claim; federal law, however, affords you a 300-day window.

It's important to collect witness statements and record all instances of discrimination before they degrade due to time. The faster you react to discrimination in the workplace, the better. Don't jeopardize your right to compensation because you waited too long to file a claim.

Address Legal Issues Concerning School Districts

Vinsko & Associates, P.C., has experience addressing discrimination cases with school districts, which have become a common problem in our commonwealth. If you are under an Act 93 Contract as an administrator, a teacher or employee, or if you have another position and you have been damaged because of politics or the failure of a school district to address your concerns, contact us.

We will be able to assist you with appeals to the Secretary of Education or through the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. Let us help you!

How We Can Help You

When you schedule a consultation with one of our qualified lawyers, anything you say to us becomes, and remains, confidential. We will carefully review all of the information concerning your case, and then explain what needs to be done in order to seek compensation and the proper way in which to do this.

If you have concerns that your employer will treat you badly because you spoke with us or are filing a claim, you don't need to worry. Pennsylvania and federal laws expressly prohibit an employer from further discrimination because you are taking civil action. If this does happen, though, we will stand up for you in court and make sure your employer is held accountable for their actions.

All You Need To Know Is Vinsko Call Us Today

The attorneys at Vinsko & Associates, P.C., are well-versed in all areas of employment law and equipped to handle any case, including wrongful terminations of school administrators and issues concerning unemployment benefits. We will make sure you don't face the challenges of civil litigation alone.

To schedule an appointment with our lead employment law attorney, Brian M. Vinsko, call our Wilkes-Barre office at 570-550-0815 or our Philadelphia office at 215-278-4767.