Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
Hello and thank you for entrusting me to assist you. Are you in a union? What kind of employment is this?
Unfortunately, barring union membership or some express agreement to the contrary, employment in the state of PA is presumed to be "at will." At will employment can be terminated for any reason not amounting to discrimination on the basis of a legally protected trait (race, religion, gender, etc.) or retaliation for engaging in certain forms of legally protected conduct (filing a wage claim, taking FMLA leave, etc.). It doesn't matter whether the basis for termination is fair, reasonable or even true.
Since employees can be fired without a good reason and without regard to what is fair, the law does not regulate lesser forms of discipline any more strenuously. This means that your employer would be legally free to suspend you based on the facts you have described, even if other employees who have made mistakes did not receive similar discipline. Basically, the law does not govern these situations. Your employer has the discretion to manage operations as they see fit. Your only real power is the power of persuasion, which means tactfully and professionally rebutting the allegations that have been made against you in order to change your employer's opinion about the discipline. Beyond this, there unfortunately is not anything more you can do unless you suspect that you are being targeted specifically because of a legally protected trait or activity, as defined above.
I hope that you find this information helpful and am genuinely sorry if it is not what you were hoping to hear. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.
Unfortunately, it is not illegal to "harass," or to be general rude, disrespectful or pushy. Harassment only becomes illegal when it relates to a legally protected trait, such as race or religion (i.e. yelling racial slurs) in which case it becomes actionable under our civil rights laws. Otherwise, though, being harassed does not give rise to any legal claims I am very sorry to say.
Again if there is anything more I can do for you just let me know. It's my pleasure....
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