What You Need to Know About the Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Termination in Pennsylvania.

Wrongful termination can be frustrating; it’s important to understand the statute of limitations for reporting and dealing with wrongful termination. Here’s everything you need to know about the statute of limitations of wrongful termination in Pennsylvania.

What is Wrongful Termination?

Wrongful termination is when an employer fires their employee for reasons that breach one or more terms listed in the employment contract or statute in state law.

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Some states, however, are “at-will” employment states, meaning a state permits an employer to fire an employee without reason. “At-will” states do not protect employers from firing an employee, violating their contract, or firing based on discrimination or other federal statutes.

Currently, Pennsylvania is an “at-will” employment state.

Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Termination

In Pennsylvania, an employee has up to two years to file a wrongful termination lawsuit against their employer.

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What *Isn’t* Wrongful Termination

Since Pennsylvania is an “at-will” employment state, determining what is wrongful termination is more difficult as employers do not need to provide a reason for wrongful termination. In this instance, wrongful termination is only a plausible claim if there is substantial evidence of discrimination against the employee. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
provides resources on wrongful termination.

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