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Involuntary Terminations: Pennsylvania

Involuntary Terminations requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Celia M. Joseph, Fisher Phillips


  • Claims for negligent supervision must be brought in accordance with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act if they are based on a certain type of conduct. See The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
  • Pennsylvania has substantial protections for employees who engage in certain types of protected conduct. See Anti-Retaliation Legislation.
  • The City of Philadelphia also requires employers with the requisite number of employees to provide written notice of plans to relocate or close their facilities within a statutorily-defined period, in addition to their obligations under the federal WARN Act. See Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings.