Fired because new boss doesn't like my style?

I work as a RN coordinator (supervisor)in Phila. PA. My job descreption reads as a assistent manager,my staff of 80 generaly loves the work that I do for them. A new Manager was hired to be my boss and has said "it's just not you good you being a man today", and she has asked me to falseafy medical records to name a few. Her supervisors are aware of this. Today I was asked to leave today. No documentation as to a problem except that our styles are diffrent.

1 answer  |  asked Jan 28, 2004 5:44 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Answers (1)

Christopher Ezold
Style is not your issue

First off, I must tell you that we have not spoken, and that you have not asked us to represent you.

To answer your question, yes, your employer can terminate you in Pennsylvania because they don't like your style. Unless you have an employment contract, you are an 'employee at will' and in general can be terminated or disciplined for any reason or no reason.

However, from the facts as you relate them, that is not your issue. Your issue seems to be discrimination based on gender; your supervisor told you that 'it's just not good you being a man today' - clearly indicating that she is uncomfortable with you, a man, in a traditionally female position.

You may then have a claim of gender discrimination under both federal and state law. You may be asked to sign a waiver or release of your rights to sue in return for severance pay. I recommend taking that agreement to an attorney to review; your case may be worth significantly more than the small severance that I'm sure they are offering you.

If you would like to discuss this issue further, please contact me at the number or addresses below.

/Christopher E. Ezold/
Nancy O'Mara Ezold, P.C.
401 City Line Avenue,
Suite 904
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(610) 660-5585
CEzold@Ezoldlaw.com

posted by Christopher Ezold  |  Jan 29, 2004 07:07 AM [EST]

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