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  • Jul 13 2017 - IBM collective action waivers and private arbitration

    Is IBM ingenious or has it shot itself in the head? Time and the Supreme Court will soon tell. As those following IBM’s force reductions over the last few years already know, IBM stopped asking its terminated older workers for … Continue reading

  • May 20 2017 - Racism, American style

    Slavery was brought to North America in the 1600s, where it took hold in colonies established by white Europeans who relied for money on the sale of tobacco and cotton. White plantation owners prospered on the backs of slave laborers. … Continue reading

  • May 10 2017 - Donald Trump, the FBI and pretext

    President Donald Trump’s recent termination of FBI Director James Comey belongs in a textbook on employment discrimination. It shows the way employers can get into legal trouble when firing an employee. It is such a textbook example of a “bad … Continue reading

  • Mar 27 2017 - Ageism is all around us

    We cannot forget that ageism is the most socially condoned form of discrimination in the United States. This clip from SNL reminds us of some common ageist stereotypes. Carvey’s character is called “Grumpy Old Man.” Grumpiness would be the first … Continue reading

  • Jan 26 2017 - Mayor Bill Peduto shows courage and leadership

    One of the many reasons I strongly support Pittsburghh Mayor Bill Peduto is because of his political courage and willingness to do what is right.  I take the liberty of re-posting Mayor Peduto’s full Statement in Response to President Trump’s … Continue reading

  • Dec 15 2016 - Depression, PTSD & Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights

    If you are suffering from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or another mental health condition, you are protected against discrimination and harassment at work because of your condition, you have workplace privacy rights, and you may have a legal right to get reasonable accommodations that can help you … Continue reading

  • Dec 9 2016 - Lamberton elected President of Western Pennsylvania Employment Lawyers Association

    Charles A. Lamberton has been elected President of the Western Pennsylvania Employment Lawyers Association (“WPELA”). WPELA advances employee rights and serves lawyers in Western Pennsylvania who advocate for equality and justice in the workplace. WPELA is dedicated to promoting the interests of … Continue reading

  • Nov 6 2016 - Court finds sexual orientation discrimination is sex discrimination

    The Hon. Cathy Bissoon, District Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, has just held: “There is no more obvious form of sex stereotyping than making a determination that a person should conform to … Continue reading

  • Oct 3 2016 - Tips for your anti-discrimination policy

    The EEOC recently posted some tips for employers looking to develop an anti-discrimination policy. The EEOC advises employers to:

    State that discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, disability, age (40 … Continue reading

  • Aug 9 2016 - Sexual harassment by senior executives

    We have seen a significant increase in sexual harassment cases involving senior corporate executives. For those unfamiliar with the legal rules that apply in sexual harassment cases, employers are liable for sexual harassment by co-workers only if the employer was … Continue reading


homer-simpson-doh (1)Is IBM ingenious or has it shot itself in the head? Time and the Supreme Court will soon tell. As those following IBM’s force reductions over the last few years already know, IBM stopped asking its terminated older workers for releases of their federal age discrimination claims in 2014. By not asking for federal age waivers, IBM placed itself outside a law that would ordinarily require it to disclose the job titles and ages of people selected for termination and people not selected for termination. So what is the catch? Although it does not request waivers of federal age claims, IBM does require anyone who accepts severance pay to privately arbitrate their federal age claims and to waive their right to proceed in arbitration on a class or collective action basis. This move could be a stroke of genius or it could be one of the costliest legal mistakes IBM has made in a long time.

Later this year the Supreme Court will decide whether “an agreement that requires an employer and an employee to resolve employment-related disputes through individual arbitration, and waive class and collective proceedings, is enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act, notwithstanding the provisions of the NLRA.” If the Supreme Court says no, IBM will have a lot to worry about. Stay tuned.

Pittsburghh employment lawyer Charles A. Lamberton. Representing executives, managers and professional employees in discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment and wrongful termination cases for 20 years. High end representation for high end cases and clients. Contact us today.