When things go wrong on your job, where do you turn? You have rights, and we will help you understand those rights to make an informed legal decision. At Robinson & Geraldo, PC, we work with you to get your life back in order, and we take our commitment seriously.
When You Need an Employment Lawyer
If you feel that you have been wrongfully discharged, then feel free to contact us for a consultation. At-will employment means that employees can be fired for a reason or no reason at all, but there are still certain exceptions.
For example, a person who has been fired because of racial prejudice or sexual preference has a much better case than someone who has been fired because of a refusal to dress appropriately for the job. In addition, there are certain cases in which an employee might take action to appeal their employer’s denial of benefits. Employees should also reach out to us if their employer has failed to pay them or has not adhered to minimum wage laws, or if their employer retaliates against them for seeking overtime pay or for filing a claim.
Some areas also have provisions to protect employees from being fired for acting as whistleblowers. Whether your job was in Harrisburg, PA or Washington DC, local laws can determine which kinds of legal statutes apply.
Our Legal Process
The first step is to make an appointment for a consultation at one of our locations. We will discuss your legal issue and explain applicable laws. We can then devise a case strategy. Depending on your circumstances, it may be helpful to get a copy of your employment contract and see how many of your coworkers have experienced relevant examples of discriminatory practices. Our law firm handles cases involving discrimination and those involving business law, so we are familiar with the statutes that govern fair business practices.
If you have recently been fired, then you may qualify for unemployment compensation. For your convenience, we have provided links on employment resources in the following sections. However, we strongly encourage you to first make an appointment with one of our attorneys to discuss your legal matter.
Unemployment Compensation (UC)
- About Filing an Initial Claim for UC Benefits
- Unemployment Compensation Eligibility
- Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law
Civil Service Commission
For an employment lawyer serving the Harrisburg, PA and Washington, DC areas, contact Robinson & Geraldo, PC. We handle a variety of practice areas from family and criminal law to employment, discrimination, and business law.