PUBLICATIONS & FAQ

Workplace Questions



  • I filed a grievance with my union and my union didn't do anything. Can I file with PHRC?

    Yes, you can file against the union if you believe the union did not handle your grievance fairly because of race, color, sex, age, religion, ancestry, national origin or non-job related disability. You may also file if you believe the union did not handle your grievance because the union is helping your employer to unlawfully discriminate against you (and the grievance involves that unlawful discrimination.) REMEMBER: Your complaint(s) against your employer and/or union must be filed 180 days after the alleged act of harm; NOT 180 days from the end of the grievance process.


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  • My child worked for a fast-food place, where they hire kids who don't know any better

    My child worked for a fast-food place, where they hire kids who don't know any better, then cheat them out of hours, make them make up spoilage out of their pockets, and then fire them for no reason. Aren't they protected by age laws?
    The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act protects persons 40 years of age or older. Some local Commissions have no age limitation.

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  • What accommodations do I have to make for a disabled person or for an employee's religious beliefs?

    All those that are reasonable. What is reasonable is determined on a case by case basis.

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