Employment Law FAQs

Are there questions an employer can't ask?

Am I protected from job termination?

Is it legal for an employer to play favorites preferring some employees over others?

How is work time defined?


Are there questions an employer can't ask?

Employers are not allowed to inquire into a candidate's religion, race or national origin, or whether or not the candidate intends to have children. They are also not permitted to ask whether the candidate has taken part in union organization or strikes.

Am I protected from job termination?

Pennsylvania is an at-will employment state. This means that an employee is free to quit his/her job at any time. Also, an employer is free to terminate an employee at anytime without cause. Union contracts and written employment contracts can modify the at-will status.

It's only illegal if favoritism results in discrimination against a protected group, or people engaged in a protected activity.

How is work time defined?

All work done at a supervisor's bidding is considered compensable time. If you are not being paid for work you performed, you may be entitled to compensation.


Casale & Bonner, P.C., is happy to answer your questions about discrimination or mistreatment in the workplace. Call us at 570-326-7044.