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Andrew Lacy Jr.

Andrew Lacy Jr.

Personalized Legal Help for your Pittsburgh/Philadelphia Employment Law Case
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  • Pennsylvania
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Caroline Ahn
Caroline Ahn March 5, 2021
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Andrew is an exceptional attorney with an impressive educational and professional background. Andrew has accomplished more than any other attorney at his age, having accumulated a wide range of incredibly substantive legal experience. Notably, Andrew won his first jury trial for a federal civil rights case when he was just 26 years old. With his extensive legal knowledge and skills, along with his passion, I have no doubt he will provide the greatest level of care and attention to his clients.
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I am the owner of The Lacy Employment Law firm, LLC, which specializes in worker's rights as well as civil rights. Prior to opening my law firm, I worked for one of the largest international law firms in the world.

I also took a sabbatical from large law firm life to complete a clerkship with the Honorable Cathy Bissoon in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

I tried my first federal jury trial to verdict at age 26. With that victory, I became one of the youngest lawyers to win a federal civil rights trial.

During my career, I have taken dozens of depositions, tried multiple cases to verdict, and have handled appeals.

The skills I learned while working at a large international law firm (“Biglaw”), help me do just that.

I am a graduate of Cornell Law School. There, I was on the Dean’s List my first semester, an honor given to the top 30% of the class.

I also served as the academic advisor in the Black Law Student Association (BLSA).

I graduated from Washington and Jefferson College, cum laude, with my degree in Political Science.

Founding Attorney Andrew Lacy, Jr. Esq. created The Lacy Employment Law Firm, LLC to serve people, not corporations.

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Workers' Compensation
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
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  • Free Consultation
    I give a free 15-minute consultation to discuss intake. Then, after you fill out the intake forms, I give an additional 30 minutes to discuss your case.
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
ID Number: 321232
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Clerk to Hon. Cathy Bissoon
The Lacy Employment Law Firm, LLC
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Owner/founder of The Lacy Employment Law Firm
Reed Smith LLP
Cornell Law School
J.D. (2015) | Law
Activities: Mock Trial Team BLSA Academic Advisor
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Washington & Jefferson College
B.A. (2012) | Political Science
Honors: Cum laude
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Pennsylvania  # 321232
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2 Questions Answered
Q. I'm in PA where wire tapping laws are 2 party consent. Can an employer use software/technology to record me?
A: This is not legal advice, just general information. But you are right, that PA is a two-party consent state making any unconsented recording illegal. This question, however, is whether you consented. In many employment contracts/handbooks, there is fine language giving an employer your consent to monitor you while at work. This could potentially include recording you.

So, this would depend on the language in your employment agreement.

But there are privacy laws that create a cause of action for invasive practices. You could have a civil suit after the fact for invasion of privacy. In the employment context, courts look to the reasonableness of the employer's actions. Recording you in the bathroom is definitely an invasion. Going through your desk drawer pursuant to an investigation likely is not.

Unfortunately, you need to talk to a lawyer to get specific advice on your situation.
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Q. I called an hour before my shift started to say that I couldn't make it and they are treating it as a no call no show.
A: Yes, they can treat it as a no call, no show. Technically, employers have broad disrection with respect to their employment practices. Employment is at-will, and they can fire you for any non-illegal reason.

Where an employer would start to get in trouble would be a situation where it did not treat every no call no show the same. For example, if you are African-American and your no call no show was treated differently than a white person, you would have a potential employment action.
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The Lacy Employment Law Firm
2514 West Seybert
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Telephone: (412) 301-3908
The Lacy Employment Law Firm
100 Fifth Avenue, Suite 509
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone: (412) 301-3908
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