Practice Areas

Pittsburgh Employment Law Attorneys

At the Western Pennsylvania law office of Logan & Logan, our Pittsburgh employment law lawyers have significant experience handling employment matters, including the following kinds of cases. For more information about a topic, please click on the headings:

Employee rights

Discrimination can be both degrading and embarrassing. When it occurs in the workplace, there are specific remedies under Pennsylvania and federal law. At Logan & Logan, our employee rights attorneys have significant experience representing individuals who have suffered job displacement or other injustices due to discrimination based on age, gender, sex, race, disability, national origin or religion.

Age discrimination

Our attorneys have come to observe that women in their mid-to-late 40's and men in their late 40's and early 50's may begin to experience the degrading and embarrassing effects of age discrimination in the workplace.

Gender discrimination

It is illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender under both state and federal law. Unfortunately, this is still occurs with some frequency. Our dedicated lawyers protect the rights of individuals who have experienced job discrimination based on their gender.

Employment/Executive contracts

The Pittsburgh employment law attorneys at Logan & Logan provide counsel and representation to business executives, managers, and professionals as well as small businesses in a variety of legal areas related to employment contracts, including negotiating employment contracts and the enforcement of rights under an employment contract.

Severance/Extrication agreements

If you received notification that you are being laid off or terminated and have been offered a severance or extrication agreement, you need an experienced employment law attorney to sit down with you, guide you through all of your options and help you make a decision based on your own individual needs.

Non-Compete agreements

Many non-compete agreements are confusing or ambiguous, and you should never sign such an agreement without first speaking in detail with a competent employment rights attorney. If you unintentionally breach the terms of that contract, the employer may try to sue you for violating your contract.

Physician's contracts

Physician's will often sign contracts right out of medical school. These employment contracts often contain severe non-compete clauses. Our employment law lawyers will review these contracts so you understand exactly what you are being asked to sign.

Retaliation/Whistleblower claims

Many people won't complain about sexual harassment, discrimination or other mistreatment at work because they are afraid of retaliation. While this does happen, you should know that you can file a claim against your employer for retaliation. The employment law attorneys of Logan & Logan in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are very experienced in handling these types of claims.

Sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is inappropriate behavior that continues despite your complaints. For example, a co-worker, supervisor or manager may continue to make unwanted sexual advances, vulgar comments, lewd, inappropriate gestures, or offer career advancement or threaten to fire you in exchange for sex. At Logan & Logan, an empathetic lawyer will advise you of your rights and work with you to determine how best to handle the situation.

Wrongful discharge

Wrongful termination as a legal claim is different in almost every state, depending on how the state court looks at the facts. At the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, law office of Logan & Logan, our attorneys offer a free initial telephone consultation to talk with you about your case and determine if there is anything we can do to help you.

Unemployment compensation

Many people who lose their jobs think they are not eligible for unemployment compensation because they were terminated. Actually, the opposite is true. You are not eligible for unemployment compensation if you leave voluntarily. Generally, the only times you are not eligible are when you quit voluntarily or commit willful misconduct. Willful misconduct is being insubordinate, committing theft or other crimes at work, or violating the rules and regulations of the workplace.

Mediation

Mediation allows you to settle disputes relatively amicably without the time and emotions involved in traditional litigation. The Pittsburgh attorneys at Logan & Logan have extensive experience handling all forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Small business representation

In addition to representing individuals, the Pittsburgh lawyers at Logan & Logan also provide proactive advice to small businesses to ensure that they deal with their employees in a consistently fair and firm manner. We defend small businesses against complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) and in the courts. Our attorneys have the skill and experience necessary to protect your rights and interests.

Call for a Free Consultation With an Allegheny County Discrimination Lawyer

If you have questions or concerns regarding legal issues in the employment context, contact our Pittsburgh employment law attorneys online or call 412-765-0983 for your free initial telephone consultation. We are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and serve the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and the western third of Pennsylvania. For example from Erie in the north to Washington and Fayette and Greene counties in the southwest, and Johnstown and Greensburg in the east.