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Pittsburgh Employment Attorneys

Standing Up for the Rights of Employees for More Than 25 Years

Your job is one of the most important parts of your life. Obviously you need to work to support yourself and your family. In addition, you spend a good part of your waking hours at work. If your employer has unlawfully fired you, does not pay you what you have earned, or if you do not receive benefits that you are entitled to receive, these actions are unjust and can create needless suffering.

If your employer has discriminated against you, harassed you, terminated your employment illegally or refused to pay you the benefits you are entitled to, you have rights. You need a lawyer who is ready to protect your rights and take action against those responsible.

Samuel J. Cordes & Associates stands up for the rights of employees. For more than 25 years, our Pittsburgh employment lawyers have been fighting on behalf of victims of discrimination; pay inequities; sexual harassment; wage, hour and overtime violations; and other employment law violations. We also represent victims of sexual abuse. We know the law, understand the legal system and are determined to get results for our clients.

Experienced and Determined Advocates in and Out of Court

Employment law claims can be very complicated. To give yourself the best chance of achieving a favorable result in your case, you need knowledgeable lawyers on your side. Sam Cordes is known by his peers as one of the leading employment law attorneys in Western Pennsylvania. He has achieved successful results in both the trial and appellate levels.

Sam Cordes has tried more than 50 employment discrimination cases to successful verdict during the past 25 years. Over this same time period, he has successfully litigated 25 appeals before federal and state appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

In addition, he has tried numerous high-profile employment cases. For instance, Sam Cordes served as lead counsel in both the largest individual age discrimination and the largest individual pregnancy discrimination verdicts ever awarded in the Western District of Pennsylvania. Our law firm also won the first employment case under the Americans with Disabilities Act to be tried to verdict in the Western District of Pennsylvania. Sam was lead counsel in a case that changed the city of Pittsburgh's race-based hiring practices in its police department; and another that changed the city of Pittsburgh's gender-based hiring practices in its fire department.

Contact a Pennsylvania Discrimination Attorney at Samuel J. Cordes & Associates

Call 412-567-5444, or contact our law firm online to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

Employment Law FAQ
Q. What is employment discrimination?

A. Generally, employment discrimination occurs when an adverse action, such as a termination or demotion, is taken against an employee by his or her employer motivated wholly or substantially, by illegal considerations.

Employment Law FAQ

Office Location

Samuel J. Cordes & Associates
245 Fort Pitt Blvd, Floor 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: 412-567-5444
Toll Free: 866-570-1680
Fax: 412-325-3348
Pittsburgh Law Office