The Lamberton Law Blog

Pittsburgh employment lawyer Charles A. Lamberton

Pregnancy accommodation bills introduced in House and Senate

November 9, 2012 By: Charles Lamberton

Earlier this Fall, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (S. 3565), a bill that would require employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees and job applicants as well as those with limitations related to childbirth.   Long overdue, and modeled after provisions in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the […]

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Older worker stereotypes deeply entrenched

November 7, 2012 By: Charles Lamberton

Common stereotypes about older workers include unwarranted assumptions that older workers are tired, grumpy, more costly, harder to train, less adaptable, less motivated, less flexible, more resistant to change, and less energetic than younger employees. These stereotypes stem from depictions of older persons in society generally. Employers also may be reluctant to invest in training and other developmental opportunities […]

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When times are hard, older workers get hit the hardest

November 7, 2012 By: Charles Lamberton

A recent report from the Government Accountability Office has found that once unemployed, it takes older job seekers significantly longer to find new work. Since the recession started, the median length of unemployment has more than tripled for older workers, increasing at a greater rate than that of younger workers. Prior to the recession, the median duration of […]

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