PUBLICATIONS

Termination and Discharge



  • My employer fired me and refused to pay me the vacation time I had coming. How can I get this money?

    You may file a complaint with PHRC if you believe the refusal is based on your race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability or other protected class.  However, this may be a violation of state or federal labor laws.  Pennsylvania's Wage Payment and Collection Law is enforced by the Department of Labor & Industry.  Find out how to file a complaint here.  Federal wage payment laws are enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor.  



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  • My employer fired me, but didn't follow the discipline policy printed in the company handbook. Don't they have to do that?
    It depends on the circumstances. You may file a complaint if you believe your employer did not follow the policy because of your race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability or other protected class.

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  • I signed a waiver/release saying I would not file a discrimination charge...


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  • Can they fire me for filing a complaint?

    It is illegal to retaliate against someone for filing a complaint, assisting with an investigation, or otherwise opposing illegal discrimination.  If you are fired because you filed a complaint with the PHRC, EEOC, HUD or other civil rights agency, you may file a retaliation complaint.

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