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.”
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Hello. I wanted to give everyone a heads up about what has been going on with Table Seven’s attempt to remove the “At Will Clause” regarding employment in the State of Pennsylvania.
Today, I started the petition, and I would like to thank everyone who signed it. Some people had no idea what it even was, and that’s okay too. Some people didn’t want to have anything to do with it (until they’re affected of course).
If you scroll to the bottom of my blog, you’ll see a CATEGORIES search bar. Open that up and click on “News Now.” There are two articles I’ve written about “At Will” employment and how I was affected by it.
You can start your research there, and then if you want, go to a real search engine like google or whatever you like using. I didn’t know what “At Will” employment was either until I was fired or let go from at least two jobs for no reason. When I asked them to give me a reason, they said they didn’t have to because in the State of Pennsylvania, an employer can fire you for any reason or no reason at all. That’s “At Will” employment.
Then I realized, if this is true, then an employer can fire you for, being gay, being a female, being black, being a christian, muslim, or any other reason federal laws prohibits because legally, they don’t have to have a reason.
I’m all for states rights, but I realized non-contracted employees are at a serious disadvantage here. There’s a loophole, and States participating in “At WIll” employment are finding ways around federal laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace.
We’re going to continue with the Petition, and get as many signatures as we can. Then we’re going to present our case to whoever we need to.
Be apart of this. This is our chance to stand up and make a real change. We can make history here and become a generation that made a difference.
Do your research and educate yourself about “At Will employment in Pennsylvania or any other state that participates in it.
AND IF YOU SEE ME ON THE STREETS…..HOLLA!