Altoona, PA Employment Law Lawyers

Altoona Employment Law

Do you think your rights are being violated in the workplace? All too often people who work in a hostile work environment never file a claim against their employer. The reasons for this range from fear of retaliation to simply not knowing what constitutes a hostile work environment. That's where we can help.

Labor and employment laws vary from state to state, so it is important to have an experienced Altoona employment attorney on your side when taking legal action against an employer. Federal and state employment laws can be particularly complicated, and an experienced employment attorney can navigate this process for you. Our attorneys can answer any questions you may have regarding your case and will work to get you the best results possible.

If you feel your rights are being violated, we encourage you to reach out to us today. The longer you wait, the less an employment attorney can do for you. There are important deadlines that have to be met, and time is of the essence when filing a claim against an employer.

Edgar Snyder & Associates has been working for the people of Central Pennsylvania for over 35 Our Altoona office has proudly served clients in Altoona and the surrounding areas including:

  • Hollidaysburg
  • State College
  • Centre County
  • Clearfield County
  • Blair County

We are available to review your case 24/7 for no charge at all. Don't wait another minute and contact us today at 412-394-1000.

What Can an Employment Lawyer Do for You?

Employment lawyers work to get justice for people who are being discriminated against or subjected to other illegal treatment in the workplace. Our Altoona employment law team knows the ins and outs of federal and Pennsylvania state employment laws. Often people never file their claim because they assume they don't have a case. Don't make that mistake. Edgar Snyder & Associates' employment law team is experienced in cases including:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Wrongful termination
  • Retaliation
  • Workplace discrimination
  • Breach of employment contracts
  • Whistleblowing
  • And more

Our Altoona attorneys will handle the legal aspects of your case so you don't have to. We are committed to getting the best results for our clients and helping them through every step of the process. From the time you call our office to the time your case is closed, our experienced team will be there for you.

And, when you choose Edgar Snyder & Associates, there are absolutely no fees because we work on a contingency fee basis.

How Do I Know If My Rights are Being Violated?

How Do I Know if My Work Environment is Considered Hostile?

This is where we can help you. It is not you job to know—it's ours. We will work with you to determine if you are working in a hostile work environment and what steps you can take against your employer.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) considers a workplace to be hostile if an employer, supervisor, coworker, or any other person who works on the employer's behalf makes an employee feel intimidated, harassed, or discriminated against. The acts against the employee must be so severe that they feel as though they can't complete their work. An employee must be able to prove that the actions were reoccurring and discriminatory or harassing in nature. If you think you are being treated illegally at work, we recommend documenting everything. It can be helpful if you decide to seek legal action.

What is the EEOC and What Can They Do for Me?

The EEOC is a government agency that is committed to protecting employees' rights in the United States. The EEOC hears claims regarding discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Since it was formed in the 1960s, the commission has passed numerous laws to protect employees. The Equal Employment Opportunity Laws protect people from workplace discrimination based on:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Race/ Color
  • Political Affiliation
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Nationality
  • Disability
  • Military Service
  • Pregnancy
  • Religion
  • And more

If you suspect that your employer is violating an Equal Employment Opportunity Law, it is important to act fast. There are deadlines to file a charge to the EEOC. The longer you wait to file an EEOC claim, the fewer options you have. Make sure you are not jeopardizing any of your rights by waiting too long. Contact us today at 412-394-1000.

Filing an EEOC claim can be confusing, so it is crucial to have an experienced legal team on your side to walk you through the process. We have been standing up for our clients for over 35 and can help you get the results you deserve. We are available by phone, online form, or chat 24/7.

Was I Wrongfully Terminated?

You may have been wrongfully terminated if an employer fired you because of discrimination, whistleblowing, or retaliation. All employees in Pennsylvania are "at-will employees" unless they are under contract. This means they can be fired at any time as long as the reason is not illegal. If you believe that your employer fired you for an illegal reason:

  • Contact an experienced Altoona employment attorney right away to protect your rights.
  • Do not sign anything, such as a severance package agreement, without consulting an attorney.

An employment attorney will make sure you are not signing away your rights. You can contact us at 412-394-1000.

Is it Illegal for Your Employer to Withhold Wages?

According to state and federal laws, it is illegal for an employer to withhold wages from an employee. Examples of illegal wage or salary withholding include:

  • Refusal to pay total salary or hourly wages
  • Illegal payroll deductions
  • Failure to pay minimum wage
  • Unpaid overtime wages
  • Failure to pay bonuses
  • And more

If you think your employer is violating salary withholding laws, contact our Altoona office today. Our employment lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us at 412-394-1000 for a completely free and strictly confidential legal consultation. We are available 24/7 to answer any legal questions or concerns you may have.

Believe Your Employment Rights Are Being Violated?

Don't wait until it's too late to contact an employment attorney regarding your case. Oftentimes employers have in-house attorneys working for them, so you have the right to have an experienced employment lawyer working for you.

We will review your case for free. Our Edgar Snyder & Associates team is available 24/7 to discuss your legal options with you. Our experienced Altoona lawyers have proven success representing clients all over Central Pennsylvania and can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Call us today at 412-394-1000.