Hello everyone. If you’ve been following my blog, then you’re probably aware that we’re based in Pennsylvania, but personally, I’ve been living here since 2012. As I’m slowly finding out, certain things are done differently here, especially when it comes to working and the relationships between employer and employee.
Employment at Will in Pennsylvania: The Basics
Since 1891, Pennsylvania has subscribed to the theory of employment at will. Thus, as the court noted in Stumpp v. Stroudsburg Municipal Authority 540 Pa. 391, 396 (1995), “as a general rule, employees are at-will, absent a contract, and may be terminated at any time, for any reason or for no reason.”
The above article was copied from the site, corporate.findlaw.com
This clause has been a real issue for me for the last two years. Twice, I was fired from a place of employment for no reason at all.
I’m definitely going to get into the details a little later, but for now I’m going to keep it simple and tell you why I have a problem with this.
You could say that I’m upset because I was fired no reason, but the real issue here is that employers are using the At Will Clause/law as a shield.
You see, you cannot fire a person based on sex, race, religion, color, sexual preference, etc., but in Pennsylvania, they can and do and then hide behind the At Will Clause.
It is my belief that I was fired from the preschool I was working at because I was a man, but because of the At Will Clause, I didn’t have a leg to stand on.
If I had my way the At Will Clause would be removed, forgotten about, and never used again, but I’m going to need help.
DECEITFUL, ENVIOUS, JEALOUS, HATEFUL, and RACIST people who are also you’re bosses and managers are hiding behind the At Will Clause.
Lets hold these people accountable, and lets see why people like myself are really getting fired. Is it really just because they felt like it?
Write in let me know what’s up especially if you live in Pennsylvania and have been affected by this.
I’m not lazy. I’m not looking for a reason not to work, but for some reason, keeping a job has been difficult. I’m passionate, punctual, educated, and I work very hard. I haven’t given any employer a reason to fire me, but it’s not like they need one.
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