At The Lacy Employment Law Firm, our attorneys provide the same level of representation that large international firms provide for companies.  But we provide these legal services at no cost to you. We represent the employee, not the corporation in civil rights, employment discrimination, and other employment law matters.

EXPERIENCED LAWYERS

Highly Personalized Legal Help for your Pittsburgh Employment Law Case

If you’ve experienced a discriminatory situation in the workplace or feel you have been unfairly fired in Pittsburgh, PA, you have come to the right place.  We combine deep knowledge of Pennsylvania employment law with a philosophy to overinform, provide full transparency, and impress you, the judge, and the opposing counsel in everything we do. Together, you will get the best settlement or jury verdict possible. 

As Pittsburgh employment lawyers, we recognize the importance of understanding the local labor and legal markets to successfully represent our clients. We have extensive legal experience in Pennsylvania – on both sides of the state.

Hire Smarter. Win Larger.

The best employment representation for you.

The Lacy Employment Law firm

Why The Lacy Employment Law Firm?

As a law student at Cornell, founder, Attorney Andrew Lacy, made a promise to himself to help people.  Yet he followed the majority of his classmates to work at a large international law firm.

Large law firms provide the best training ground for young lawyers.  They take the smartest law students.  They represent the biggest companies.  And only large companies can afford to hire them.

After years of seeing plaintiffs go up against large companies, Attorney Lacy decided to leave corporate law behind and start his own law firm.  This time representing the people, not corporations.

He renewed his promise to himself.

When we say we know what we are up against, we mean it.  We worked behind enemy lines for years.  We’ve seen it all. 

Whether you’re in Middle, Eastern, or Western Pennsylvania we have you covered. We have experience practicing in every federal court in Pennsylvania. And we’re here to serve your employment-related needs.

Let us use our years of experience working behind enemy lines to get you the best outcome. Whether that’s taking a case to trial. Or making your company pay through an enormous settlement. And the best part; you’ll hire a lawyer that is:

Biglaw Trained | Ivy-League Educated | Free Unless You Win

Why Us?


As a law student at Cornell, founder, Attorney Andrew Lacy, made a promise to himself to help people.  Yet he followed the majority of his classmates to work at a large international law firm.

Large law firms provide the best training ground for young employment lawyers.  They take the smartest law students.  They represent the biggest companies.  And only large companies can afford to hire them.

After years of seeing plaintiffs go up against large companies, Attorney Lacy decided to leave corporate law behind and start his own law firm; this time representing the people, not corporations.

He renewed his promise to himself.

When we say we know what we are up against, we mean it.  We worked behind enemy lines for years and have seen how the best employment attorneys handle cases.  We’ve seen it all. 
Employment Lawyers
Pittsburgh
Whether you’re in Middle, Eastern, or Western Pennsylvania we have you covered. We have experience practicing in every federal court in Pittsburgh. As lawyers in Pittsburgh, we are here to serve your employment-related needs.

You need an employment lawyer who knows and understands the unique aspects of the Pittsburgh employment and legal market. As employment lawyers in Pittsburgh, we understand the differences in lawyering-style and use that to our advantage in court. You need a lawyer that is as tenacious as a Pittsburgh employment lawyer, but who also knows when collegiality is needed. We litigate like no other employment lawyers in Pittsburgh.

Let us use our years of experience working behind enemy lines to get you the best outcome. Whether that’s taking a case to trial. Or making your company pay through an enormous settlement. And the best part; you’ll hire a lawyer that is:

Biglaw Trained | Ivy-League Educated | Free Unless We Win

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The Lacy Employment Law firm

PRACTICE AREAS

Age Discrimination

Age Discrimination

Disability Discrimination

Disability Discrimination

The Family Medical Leave Act

The Family Medical Leave Act

Gender Discrimination

Gender Discrimination

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Race Discrimination

Race Discrimination

Wage and Hour

Wage and Hour

Wrongful Termination

Wrongful Termination

The Lacy Employment Law firm

Why do You Need a Labor and
Employment Lawyer?

Employment in the United States is at will. This means that your employer can fire you for any non-illegal reasons.

An illegal reason would be one that violates the various federal, state, and local employment laws. Pittsburgh employment lawyers can help you navigate these laws.

Even if your employer fired you, you still have rights. Here’s what employers cannot do.

Employers cannot fire you based on your membership in a protected class.  A protected class is a group of employees that share common characteristics (race, gender, sex, national origin, etc.).  

If your company discriminated against you, we can help.  A discrimination attorney can start a lawsuit on your behalf.  And help you recover damages.

Employers cannot turn a blind eye to a hostile work environment created under their noses.  Harassment can come in many different types, such as race, disability, and age.

But the most common form is sexual harassment.  

Sexual harassment occurs when the company turns a blind eye to unwelcome sexual advances, sexually-charged remarks, and unwanted touching from its employees.  

Our employment lawyers provide our clients with the legal advice they need to stop the harassment. 

Retaliation occurs normally after you report illegal workplace behavior. Or you sought leave or workers’ compensation.  Your employer might fire you after you “blow the whistle.”  This is illegal.

We are equipped to handle these claims in Pittsburgh, PA, and in the entire state of Pennsylvania.

You have rights at work.  If you need leave to care for yourself or a sick loved one, your employer must honor your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation, your company must give you one.

We will advise you on all of your workplace rights.   We will not let your company skirt the law.  If you believe you have a case; remember, our consultations are always free.

The Lacy Employment Law firm

Contact an Employment Lawyer Today!

A labor and employment attorney represents employees when employment issues arise under federal, state, and local employment law.

Pittsburgh employment lawyers are at the forefront of defending employee rights, focusing on discrimination and harassment claims in the workplace.

Employment lawyers possess mastery over a multitude of different types of employment law, including: wrongful termination; the Family and Medical Leave Actemployment discriminationsexual harassment; the Americans with Disabilities Act; employment contracts/employment agreements; and wage law.

Visit our Practice Area pages for more information on our work, key things you need to know, and how we can support you.

Visit our Practice Area pages for more information on our work, key things you need to know, and how we can support you.

What They Say About Us
Frequently Asked Questions

Although different cases warrant a different fee structure for typical employment related legal matters, your employment attorney will take 40% of the settlement amount.  You won’t see this number stated on very many websites, but we believe in transparency for our employment law clients. 

The reason for this number is simple.  We take all the risk.  We will front your expenses and take the risk of losing everything if we do not get you a settlement or verdict at trial.  Further, we go against the best.  Unlike personal injury attorneys, we are up against attorneys for big corporations with unlimited resources in employment related litigation.  Fighting workplace discrimination is hard.  But we relish the challenge and fight to achieve the best results in the employment matters that we pursue.

The answer is almost always yes.  Sometimes this will require paying by the hour for straightforward legal advice for your employment dispute.  Legal representation is worth it.  You will save money down the road by protecting yourself against wrongful termination or other employment problems.  An employment attorney can help you navigate difficult work situations.

We represent employees in all types of employment law cases and employment disputes.  If you have been wrongfully terminated, let us know how we can help in your wrongful termination suit.

 

Choosing an attorney is not easy.  Here’s some things we suggest you consider.  Look at the attorney’s credentials.  If an attorney went to a top law school, you can expect a certain standard of competence.  You should then look at experience.  Does the attorney have some listed experience on their website that makes them stand out?

But, above all else, you should trust your gut.  If your attorney seems like a jerk, do not hire him or her.  Contrary to popular belief, being a jerk attorney is not an asset in law; it is a liability.  A good attorney will have good relationships with opposing counsel.  This relationship can and will help you get a better outcome.  Jerk attorneys never form these relationships.

Here are some questions that you should ask.  How long will my case take? Am I better off settling early?  Will you drop my case if we do not settle after the EEOC process?  Have you handled this type of case before?  How much of your practice is devoted to employment law?

Employment and labor attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA tend to be aggressive.  Even securing legal counsel for a wrongful termination suit can be challenging due to the overwhelming volume of employment litigation in Pittsburgh, PA.  

When you’re fighting to enforce federal civil rights laws and stop workplace discrimination, large companies take notice.  But just because large companies and their employment law attorneys are aggressive, does not make sure you should be scared.  The bigger they are, the harder they fall.  

And we have a proven track record of taking on Goliath. 

There are a lot of different practice areas for employment related disputes.   Although wage loss might be considered labor law, we handle these types of issues.  The Fair Labor Standards Act protects you from your employer stealing your wages.

Also, like state anti discrimination laws, PA has anti-wage theft laws that protect you.  Wage and hour claims comprise a good portion of the legal issues that we see. Let us help you recover your unpaid wages.

Employment law is much more than workplace discrimination.  You might need legal counsel to help with employment agreements, contract negotiations, or a severance agreement review.  There is also law that applies specifically to public sector employees.  

New Jersey employment laws differ from Philadelphia employment laws.  And there are aspects of business law with an employment element as well.

Perhaps you saw some illegal activity at work, then you can bring whistleblower claims. Did you suffer a personal injury at work? Then you have a workers compensation claim.  

Maybe your employer is accusing you of breaching a non-compete agreement or taking trade secrets with you to a new company.  You will definitely need us in this case. There are so many different aspects of employment law. Give us a call and find out.

We do give free consultations.  Unfortunately, due to extreme call volume, we cannot offer a free consultation to everyone.  But we will let you know within 2 hours whether we can offer one.  Give us a call.  You will get a response.  And we find that our clients appreciate knowing quickly whether we will be giving them an initial consultation.

If we cannot give you a free consulations, we will wish you the best of luck. We hope to help as many people as possible.  But we can only form an attorney client relationship with so many people as we pride ourselves in maintaining the highest standards of lawyering.  And you cannot maintain high standards if you take every single case. 

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Reviews for The Lacy Employment Law Firm, LLC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Kevin Jones

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I'm an employment attorney in Kansas City, but I have gotten to know Andrew as we both started out own practices around the same time and call each other to discuss issues related to running a law practice. He is dedicated to running a highly efficient, best-in-class law firm that puts his clients' interests first. If you need an employment attorney in Pittsburgh, I would highly recommend you reach out to him.

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Tyera Holley-Stokes

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Andrew was referred to me during a stressful time within my employment. He listened, showed passion, dedication, professionalism and was very responsive throughout the entire process. I would recommend Andrew to anyone in need of employment legal advice. Positive experience!

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Bryan Reeves

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Andrew entered our conversation knowing that I would most likely not need his legal counsel in my matter. He then proceeded to provide me with context on my scenario that helped me understand my situation. Andrew did not have any obligation to me and yet he talked through my experience with me. Stand up guy that obviously cares about the people in his community.

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Kevin Quilty

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I've known Andrew since we were both first year law students at Cornell. Two things have always stuck out to me about Andrew. First, even as a student, he was a consummate professional. He was always diligent, always prepared, and he always attacked issues head-on. Second, he has wonderful people skills. You can tell when you talk to Andrew that he's truly listening and truly cares about what you're saying. He is always engaged. When a lawyer has those two qualities, as Andrew does, his clients are in great hands. I would recommend Andrew to my friends and family for their legal needs, and I can't give higher praise than that.

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David McCain

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Andrew took the time to answer some general questions and concerns I had concerning employment law. He was very professional and knowledgeable. I really appreciated his open and honest opinions based on letter of the law and past experiences. Highly recommend.

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