Philadelphia Employment Attorney
Unemployment laws may be tough to understand, but with the help of an experienced employment lawyer, you may qualify for benefits that will help you make ends meet until you find a new job.
Losing a job through no fault of your own can be upsetting and difficult, but the right legal help can make the process less stressful. Get in touch today if you have any questions about how to fill out unemployment forms or to pursue a claim against your former employer if you believe you have been terminated unlawfully.
Have you been disciplined at work, treated unfairly, harassed, subjected to a hostile work environment or fired from your job for a reason you feel was based on discrimination? If you have been discriminated against on the basis of race, ethnicity, disability, age, religion or gender, we can help you receive fair compensation for the hardship you have endured. Contact Daniel Katz, Esquire today to learn more.
Wrongful Termination Lawyer
In an "at will" employment state, employers do not need a reason to terminate your employment. However, if they acted in violation of the law or established public policy or in violation of a contract of employment, you may have a cause for legal action.
If you agreed to an employment contract, at your hiring or during your employment, your employer must uphold his end of the contract or also be liable for breaching it. Consult an attorney about your employment status, and any adverse action, and you may be able to alleviate some of the concerns regarding loss of your job.
While it can be difficult to sue your former employer, you will most likely qualify for unemployment benefits if you’ve lost your job unless you quit or engaged in willful misconduct. Simply being laid off or losing your job because of the economy or budget cuts will qualify you for unemployment. Even getting fired because you are unable to perform your job to your employer’s expectations does not disqualify you from receiving unemployment benefits.
The process of applying for and receiving unemployment can be confusing, including the numerous appeals available to each party. It is best to have a skilled advocate at your side to help you through the process.