Governed by both state and federal law, employment discrimination claims are often highly complex. At Miller, Kistler & Campbell, we represent employees and employers engaged in legal disputes stemming from allegations of discrimination.
Types of Employment Discrimination
Discrimination occurs when an employer takes “adverse action” against an employee based on his or her membership in a protected class. Adverse action may be as straightforward as terminating employment unfairly, but it is often more nuanced. For example, denying an employee the same opportunities as his or her colleagues or simply treating him or her differently may be enough to qualify as discrimination.
Our lawyers have litigated and won claims involving discrimination on the basis of:
- Gender (including sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination)
- National origin
- Military status
There is currently no state law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Pennsylvania. However, some municipalities have ordinances in place to protect LGBT employees from workplace discrimination.
Decades of Experience – Thorough Perspective
Many law firms focus solely on representing either employers or workers in employment law disputes. However, our attorneys have extensive experience representing employees, supervisors and businesses. This allows us to see all sides of discrimination claims, anticipate the opposition’s strategy and represent our clients as effectively as possible.
Since we opened our first office in 1893, we have been dedicated to helping our clients protect their interests and resolve the legal matters that affect their lives. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact us for a free consultation. You may send us an email or call one of our offices in State College and Bellefonte.