Fired from Your Job?
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Your Pennsylvania Wrongful Discharge lawyer at Donham Law will fight for your rights. In York, Pennsylvania, wrongful termination is referred to as a “wrongful discharge.” This type of claim is based on public policy violations. The Pennsylvania Courts have stated in dicta that no Court in the Commonwealth has ever recognized a non-statutory cause of action for an employer’s termination of an at-will employment relationship and most Courts have declined to create one. Despite this aversion, under Pennsylvania law there are numerous potential causes of action.
Pennsylvania Courts have indicated that an employee is entitled to a cause of action for termination of an at-will employment relationship only in the most limited of circumstances. This can only occur when a termination implicates a clear mandate of public policy in the Commonwealth.
The former employee must allege that some public policy motive or goal in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is injured or undermined because the employers’ termination of the employee. The potential causes of action are very limited in scope, and the most likely one to succeed has been termination as a result of filing of a Workers Compensation Claim – essentially a retaliation claim.
Additionally, Pennsylvania Courts have stated that privacy violations may fall under wrongful discharge in the right circumstances.
Your West Virginia Wrongful Discharge lawyers will hold your employer accountable for retaliation and unlawful firing. In West Virginia employees can bring a claim called “Harless.” This claim is a wrongful discharge claim based upon the violation of a public policy. A list of public policy predicates which were or are very likely to be accepted by the West Virginia courts:
If you have experienced a termination which implicates one of the above policy issues or you believe you have been unlawfully terminated. Contact your Morgantown, West Virginia Wrongful Discharge lawyer today at Donham Law for more information and a free initial case review*. Call (717) 881-7855.