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Allentown Employment Lawyers

There are many different types of lawyers.  Criminal defense attorneys and personal injury lawyers get the most attention.

Unfortunately, most people know someone who has needed a criminal defense attorney.  

And personal injury attorneys often blast their names on advertisements and billboards.  So, you know them too.

But what you might not know is that you are likely to need an employment lawyer sometime in your life.  

Your employer could decide to fire you at the drop of a hat.  Your boss might be continually harassing you. Perhaps there is a problem with your paycheck?

Whatever it is, The Lacy Employment Law Firm is here to help. 

Employment is At Will in Allentown

Employment law is at will in the United States, with only a few exceptions.  This includes Allentown.

An employer can fire you for any legal reason.  Illegal reasons would be those that violate employment laws. 

You cannot fire someone based on:

  • Sex discrimination;
  • Sexual orientation discrimination;
  • National origin discrimination;
  • Gender identity discrimination;
  • Racial discrimination;
  • Religious discrimination;
  • Ethnicity discrimination;
  • Age discrimination;
  • Disability discrimination;
  • Marital status discrimination;
  • Pregnancy discrimination;
  • Genetic information discrimination;

If your employer fires you for any of these reasons, then they have broken an anti-discrimination law.

Allentown is a very diverse city with large African-American and Hispanic populations.  Employment laws protect against discrimination against minorities.  And racial discrimination still remains a problem in the workplace.

If you’re illegally fired: 

You May Have an Employment Contract

Another exception to at-will employment is when you have an employment contract.  Your employment contract may have “cause” language.

This means that your employment agreement may state on what terms your employer can terminate your employment.

Other Areas of Expertise

In addition to discrimination and breach of contract claims, we can help you in the following areas:

  • Severance agreements;
  • Wrongful termination;
  • Harassment;
  • Wage and hour violations;
  • Retaliation;

Employment law has many different areas for which you might need an attorney.  If you need more information, you can check out our practice areas.

There, we delve deeply into each area of employment law.  We designed our practice areas with the intent that you can easily find the answers to any employment-related question you might have.

Then, you should be ready to contact an employment attorney to talk about your specific case with laser-focus.  

Allentown Federal Courthouse

Employment law is composed mostly of federal laws that apply to almost every employer in the United States.

It is very likely that your employment case will end up in federal court.

Allentown has its own federal court located at:

Edward N. Cahn U.S. Courthouse & Federal Bldg, 504 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101

Why Us?

What makes us different is that we worked behind enemy lines.  Founding Attorney Andrew Lacy started his career working for one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the country.

These types of law firms only defend companies.  They only take the smartest law students.  And they provide an unparalleled training ground for attorneys.

Attorney Lacy decided that he’d rather take what he learned to represent people, not corporations.  

When we bring your employment law case, we will be going up against firms just like the one where Attorney Lacy worked.  

This gives him us an edge.  We know how they think.  We know their strengths and weaknesses.  And we know how to beat them. 

Contact Us

Do you think your employer wrongfully fired you?  Have you been facing harassment?  Give us a call.

We give free case consultations.  And we never take a fee unless we recover for you.

The Lacy Employment Law Firm proudly represents residents in Allentown and throughout the Lehigh Valley, including:  

Allentown, Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Easton, Emmaus, Forks Township, Hanover Township, Lehigh Township, Lower Macungie Township, Lower Saucon Township, Northampton, North Whitehall Township, Palmer Township, Phillipsburg (NJ), and Salisbury Township.


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