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Employment Law

Pittsburgh Employment Law Attorneys

Rothman Gordon represents people in all areas of employment law. Our team of attorneys has experience with a wide range of employment law issues, from drafting employment documents to litigating in court.

When you need counsel on your workplace situation, contact us online or call us at (412) 338-1195.

Fighting workplace discrimination

We have assisted people who have experienced race discrimination, age discrimination, and religious discrimination. We have also helped clients with sexual harassment at work, pregnancy discrimination, and gender discrimination. We know that people who file a complaint against an employer or act as whistle blowers regarding employment law violations, may experience retaliation for speaking up against illegal actions at work. There are Federal, state and local laws that make discrimination against a protect class illegal. Our employment lawyers can guide you through filing a complaint or if it comes to it, bringing suit.

Know what you are signing when presented with an employment agreement

We also counsel on non-compete agreements, employment contracts, severance agreements, wage and hour claims and unemployment compensation. Our attorneys know employment law and have been recognized for their skills by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America®, AVVO, and Martindale-Hubbell. We care about our clients and work hard to guide them through what can be a difficult time.

We are here to help Western Pennsylvanians with employment law issues

Rothman Gordon has been serving Pittsburgh and its surrounding counties and towns since 1954. Our employment attorneys (see the list on the right) represent clients throughout Western Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Erie, New Castle, Altoona, Indiana, Kittanning, Harrisburg, Allegheny County, Indiana County, Washington County, Westmoreland County, Fayette County, Greene County, Somerset County, Beaver County, Bulter County and Centre County. We will seek the remedies due to you under the law, including reimbursement of lost wages and benefits, reinstatement, and compensatory damages.

Employment Law is there to protect you

Employment law includes statutes that control how employers must treat employees, former employees and applicants for employment. Employment law prohibits discrimination in employment-hiring, firing, promotions, discipline, and other aspects of employment-based on age, race, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, and disability status. Employment law also encompasses non-competes, severance agreements and contracts.

Age discrimination

If you are over 40, you may have been treated differently due to your age. We have helped employees demonstrate that layoffs disproportionately affected older workers. We have litigated cases where older workers were let go, denied promotions or otherwise discriminated against due to their age. And we won some of the largest age discrimination verdicts in Western Pennsylvania.

Sex discrimination

We have filed and won suits charging employers with violations of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which mandates equal pay for equal work, regardless of sex. We have charged employers with sex discrimination in matters related to pension benefits calculations, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and failure to promote based on sex. We have also filed class action suits regarding seniority calculations in which employers refused to include prior years of service for women who interrupted employment to raise children.

 

Disability discrimination

Our employment discrimination attorneys have charged employers with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and guarantees equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities in employment. We have helped people who have birth defects, who are blind, individuals with kidney disease, people with cancer, and people with multiple sclerosis. We have instituted proceedings against employers who discriminate against employees with disabilities in matters related to health insurance and pensions.  The law requires employers to help you work despite your disability, or accommodate your disability at work.

Race discrimination

Our employment discrimination lawyers have helped people who have been harassed or discriminated against due to their race or national origin.

Religious discrimination

We have helped employees resolve matters related to discrimination based on the wearing religious jewelry or clothing and the refusal of employers to allow time for religious observance.

Employment Contracts

If you are presented with an employment contract, severance agreement, non-compete agreement, non-solicitation or confidentiality agreement, you may want to consult with an attorney BEFORE you sign to be sure you negotiate the right contract for you.

If you need assistance with employment discrimination or employment contracts, contact us today or call (412) 338-1195.