Philadelphia, PA Employment Attorney
Employment law covers many areas of an employee’s relationship with an employer. Many employment laws were enacted as protective labor legislation to end or prevent abuse of employees. The Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law requires employers to pay you what you are owed, plus a 25 percent penalty and your attorney fees if you succeed.
Nancy O'Mara Ezold, P.C. has helped many clients to receive the pay that they earned and deserved. An effective Philadelphia employment lawyer can protect you from abusive practices in the workplace and help you file claims and recover damages against such abuses.
Our firm has a unique perspective on employment claims. In 1989, our founder, Philadelphia retaliation attorney Nancy O’Mara Ezold became the first woman to bring to trial a claim against a law firm for sex discrimination in the denial of partnership (Ezold vs. Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen). Ms. Ezold gained national and international exposure, appearing on ABC’s 20/20 and other television and radio programs and in print media. She was a true pioneer in this area of law.
Common causes of claims
The Philadelphia employment lawyers at Nancy O’Mara Ezold, P.C. have successfully resolved many claims of wrongful termination for our clients. We have represented clients terminated for refusing to commit a crime, for applying for workman’s compensation, for filing a claim under the Wage Payment and Collection Law, and for reporting health or safety hazards they were obligated to report by law.
The Philadelphia employment lawyers of Nancy O’Mara Ezold, P.C. represent employees in the following areas:
- Discrimination based upon:
- Employers should never subject their employees to the pain, suffering, extreme danger or loss of self-respect that is caused by sexual harassment. Nancy O’Mara Ezold, Philadelphia harassment lawyer can help victims who have experienced workplace abuses.
- The harassment must be severe, recurring, and pervasive for a workplace to be legally considered hostile.
- Wage and hour claims, including overtime claims — Employers don’t always pay their employees what they owe, especially in commission pay. Furthermore, some employers fail to pay overtime, force extra work for no pay and don’t pay out earned vacation or other wage benefits. These failures can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars over time. The Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law requires employers to pay you what you are owed, plus a 25% penalty and your attorney’s fees if you succeed. Philadelphia wage dispute attorney Nancy O'Mara Ezold, P.C. has helped many clients to receive the pay that they earned and deserved.
- Benefit claims — Health insurance and retirement plans are not always administered correctly by employers. The Philadelphia employment lawyers at Nancy O’Mara Ezold, P.C. have helped many clients who have been denied benefits due them.
- Wrongful termination — Pennsylvania employers are allowed to hire and fire employees "at will" — that is, without any reason and at any time. There are some limits to the at-will doctrine, however; for instance, you cannot be terminated for refusing to commit a crime, for applying for workman’s compensation, for filing a claim under the Wage Payment and Collection Law, or for reporting a health or safety hazard that you are obligated to report by law. The Philadelphia wrongful termination attorneys at Nancy O’Mara Ezold, P.C. have successfully resolved many claims of wrongful termination for our clients.
- Draft and review of employee contracts, including non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, and severance agreements.
We guide our employment clients to take practical actions to resolve their claims without bringing a lawsuit, and we represent them strongly in court when a lawsuit is warranted.
Contact Philadelphia PA labor lawyers at Nancy O'Mara Ezold, P.C.
Our Philadelphia employment attorney practice has helped many clients like you to recover what they are owed by employers. Discuss your claim with us today to find the best way to proceed. Call us at (610) 660-5585 or contact us online to get our best legal advice.