Chartwell attorney obtains dismissal of PHRC Complaint alleging harassment and retaliatory discharge...

Robert J. Baker

ROBERT J. BAKER is a partner in Chartwell's Harrisburg Office.  He is a 1997 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Mr. Baker also received a Master of Arts degree in Industrial and Labor Relations in 1999 from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Baker is also a graduate of the Widener University School of Law. Prior to joining The Chartwell Law Offices,...

The Client:

A credit and collections company.

The Situation:

Complainant, a former employee, was terminated from employment for rule violations, including workplace violence and threatening a co-worker. Subsequent to termination, Complainant filed a Complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission alleging harassment/discharge based upon race and retaliatory discharge. The potential liability included the reinstatement of Complainant and civil penalties.

The Chartwell Solution:

Chartwell attorney, Robert J. Baker, obtained a dismissal of the Complaint with a finding of no probable cause, through the submission of a body of evidence demonstrating compliance with the employer's policies and procedures as well as the compelling testimony from the victim of the workplace violence.