Separation From Employment: Pennsylvania
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Celia M. Joseph, Fisher Phillips
- Employment relationships in Pennsylvania are presumed to be at-will, meaning they can be terminated by either party, at any time, with or without cause. See Termination for Cause.
- Pennsylvania has substantial protections from termination for employees who engage in certain types of protected conduct. See Retaliatory Discharge.
- Terminated employees must be paid their final wages, including unused vacation time, according to certain rules. Employers face penalties for failure to comply. See Termination Pay.
- Philadelphia has requirements that affect the process of termination. See Local Requirements.