Philadelphia, PA asked in Employment Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Hello, I was a part of a team working for a Temp Agency. We had contracts with CVS health till March 31st.

On January 18th we were notified that we were being let go from our position that day with no notice at all. Our Temp Agency was not aware of this till the day they ended our contract. Was that legal? If not how do we set up a class action against them?

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Casey Green
Casey Green
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: I'd like to know more information because the answer likely depends on whether you had a contractual relationship with CVS or just the temp agency. The at-will doctrine applies in Pennsylvania and essentially allows an employer to terminate an employee for any reason or no reason. There are exceptions to this doctrine, including federal and state laws that prohibit certain types of discrimination, as well as protection for whistle-blowers. Based on your question, it does not seem like any of those exceptions apply. Instead, the issue appears to be whether you are at-will, or is there some contract that states CVS has agreed to employ you until March 31st. If the agreement is only with the temp agency, I would raise the issue with them and find out if there is a reason why the contract was terminated early, and if any efforts are being made to place you. Best of luck.

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