Pennsylvania and New Jersey Employment Discrimination

As an attorney licensed to practice on both sides of the Delaware River, Stanley Cheiken can advise and represent employees with claims for discrimination or sexual harassment on the job in Pennsylvania. He can also analyze your case for civil rights claims under federal Section 1983 in situations involving direct or indirect government action. For a free consultation about your rights, contact the Law Offices of Stanley B. Cheiken in suburban Philadelphia.

With more than 15 years of experience with the analysis and presentation of employment discrimination claims in state and federal court, Stanley Cheiken knows how to evaluate your legal options and use the legal processes that most likely favor your position depending on the facts of your case, the timing of your claim, and where you live.

For example, a Pennsylvanian resident might be better off in Pennsylvanian Superior Court due to certain advantages of state law. The complexities and fine jurisdictional distinctions of employment discrimination litigation reward experience and can punish a lawyer's lack of familiarity with the different procedures.

Employment law attorney Stanley Cheiken can help you resolve such workplace discrimination and harassment claims as the following:

  • Discrimination in hiring, promotion, demotion or termination on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or religion
  • Sexual harassment claims of both types: quid pro quo involving pressure to grant sexual favors, and sexually hostile work environment claims involving repeated offensive conduct or working conditions
  • Glass ceiling claims involving professional or executive women or other members of protected classes
  • Retaliation claims for filing a complaint of discrimination or harassment, reporting violations of established personnel, cooperating with an investigation, or testifying in support of a co-worker's complaint

It's important to recognize that most employees work under the rule of "at will" employment. Just as you are free to quit a job for any reason or no reason, an employer in many or most cases can fire you for any reason or no reason at all. State and federal employment laws that protect employees from discrimination on stated grounds represent the most important exception to the employment-at-will doctrine. Stanley Cheiken can advise you as to whether the facts of your case are likely to support a claim of unlawful discrimination against you.

For the advantages you can expect to realize from an experienced attorney's investigation, analysis and presentation of your employment discrimination or harassment claims, contact the Law Offices of Stanley B. Cheiken for a free consultation.