Can You Be Fired At-Will in Pennsylvania

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Can You Be Fired At-Will in Pennsylvania

What is “At-Will” Employment and Termination?

Unless you live in Montana or have been told otherwise, you are an “at-will” employee. When you are an “at-will” employee, you basically can be fired, or leave your position on your own, at any time for nearly any reason. This can cause frustrations for both employees and employers.

As an at-will employee in Philadelphia, knowing that you can be let go for seemingly no reason at any time is very stressful, especially if you do not get along with your bosses for personal or professional reasons. For an employer, knowing that their employees can leave at any time means that they constantly need to be prepared to refill that position left vacant at any time, which is not always easy to do.

For those working in Pennsylvania, being fired “at-will” is a possibility nearly every employee faces. However, an employee cannot be fired for reasons that could be seen as discriminatory, which can mean an employer cannot fire an employee over their gender, their race, their sexual orientation, or due to a disability they have. When employees know this information, it allows them to fight employers who have committed a crime by firing their employee in a discriminatory way, and it allows them to try to get the justice that they deserve.

After being fired due to your disabilities, call a lawyer who can help you fight your employer’s decision and help you get the compensation you deserve while you figure out what you will do next.

Rules With “At-Will” Termination and Disability

As stated above, employees in Pennsylvania are all, unless specifically told otherwise, “at-will” employees. As an “at-will” employee, you can be fired for a multitude of reasons. You can be fired for losing money from the company you work at, you can be fired for losing important equipment, you can be fired because you don’t “get along” with the other employees at the company, and you can be fired because you’re late too often. All of these reasons can be valid reasons for termination for “at-will” employees.

Can You Be Fired At-Will in PennsylvaniaWhen an employer fires an employee because of a disability they have that does not hinder their ability to do their job, that employer has now committed a violation. Laws have been put in place to protect employees who are disabled from being wrongly terminated, and all employees, including “at-will” employees, fall under these laws.

When an employee can prove that their firing was due to their disability, it allows for them to take their employer to court and fight for the compensation that is deserved after their termination. Unfortunately, proving that a termination occurred due to an employee’s disabilities can be difficult, which means that, unfortunately, not all cases against unfair termination will be won, but they should be discussed with a lawyer and pursued as far as your lawyer advises.

Disability Insurance Lawyer Here for You

If you believe that you were terminated from your job because you have a disability, call the law offices of Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP today. We have years of experience fighting for disabled employees like yourself who have been wrongly terminated and lose their insurance due to their termination, and we know we can help you too. Call us today at (800) – 300 – 0909.  

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