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

Robert J. Baker

ROBERT J. BAKER focuses his practice on the defense of general employment and workers’ compensation matters. He routinely represents employers in labor and employment matters, including PHRC/EEOC litigation. He has handled a myriad of human resources including hiring, firing, progressive discipline, payroll, compensation and benefits, OSHA/risk management and training and development.  Before joining the firm, Mr. Baker was corporate director of human resources for PHI/Presbyterian Homes, Inc., a continuing care retirement community,...

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.