Lamberton Law Blog

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With the Gulf Tower converting to residential, we acquired new office space at the Summerfield Office Commons. It was a great 25 years in the Golden Triangle, but we are so happy with the new space. A big shout out to Sebastian at Forty Two Company and all the great people at South Hills Movers!

Employment Rights of Guardsmen and Reservists

Those who serve or who have served in the military are accustomed to regular refrains of "thank you for your service" from the public. But what reservists need most is for employers not to discriminate against them because of their service. It is their volunteer service, after all, that saves...

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Cheating the Government: Corporate Whistleblowers and the FCA

Charles A. Lamberton is a leading Pittsburgh whistleblower attorney and represents individuals who need help blowing the whistle on corporate fraud, as well as those who have already blown the whistle and suffered retaliation at work. If you feel you are in a position to report bad actors and...

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Reasonable Accommodations and why they are often not made

Equal access to employment is not only crucial to an individual's independence and self-worth but is a legally protected right. When there is a barrier to employment or job performance that is created by a disability, employers can lower or remove that barrier by providing reasonable...

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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...

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Your Rights and Protections Under the FMLA

Being away from work for an extended period of time doesn't always feel like a vacation. If you are taking time off work under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you likely have enough to worry about without job insecurity compounding your stress. FMLA offers some protection so you can...

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6 Signs You're Facing Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Age discrimination is a real problem for many older individuals in the workforce. It seems counterintuitive to ostracize populations with more experience and knowledge, but managers and hiring departments with ageist attitudes fail to recognize the value that older workers bring. It is estimated...

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Weak fiscal stimulus creating youth underclass

As David Leonhardt of The New York Times recently reported, the United States has quietly surpassed much of Europe in the percentage of young adults without jobs. It's not just Europe, either. Over the last 12 years, the United States has gone from having the highest share of employed 25- to...

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You've Been Terminated. Now What?

It's estimated that two million employees are fired from their jobs every year. You're likely feeling pretty emotional if you've just been fired, especially if you have bills to pay and a family to support. It might come as a shock to your system if it is unexpected. However, even if you thought...

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Sexual harassment ABC's

Researchers identify at least three different forms of sexual harassment. "Gender hostility" refers to derogatory comments or actions that invoke sex or gender, rather than explicit requests for sex. Sexist hostility is specific to gender (for example, someone makes a joke about women in a...

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Harassers Flying Under the Radar: What is Considered Sexual Harassment at Work?

Workplace Sexual Harassment Until very recently, sexual harassment in the workplace was tolerated, joked about, and simply accepted. The term "sexual harassment" was not created until the mid-1970s. It did not become part of the Civil Rights Act until 1980 when new guidelines were added...

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What is employment law?

What is Employment Law? Employment law regulates employers' treatment of employees. It says that employers can't discriminate against employees because of race, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion or disability. It says that supervisors cannot sexually harass women at work...

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Cheating the Government - Whistleblowers and Corporate Fraud

What are the laws protecting employees who blow the whistle on government fraud? The False Claims Act (FCA) allows any person who discovers that a government contractor is defrauding the federal government to report it, and then to sue the wrongdoer, following specialized procedures, on behalf...

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Is An Accommodation Always Required?

Not always, according to a recent opinion from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Jeffrey Jessup sued Barnes Group, Inc. under the ADA and claimed that the employer did not provide a reasonable accommodation for his disability. Unfortunately for Mr. Jessup, he repeatedly claimed that he was...

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Your cell phone and your legal case

In employment litigation, the parties often take a keen interest in electronically stored information (ESI). And one of the most fertile sources of ESI is the ubiquitous cell phone. The ESI it contains can make or break a case. It can prove that a plaintiff was harassed or suffered severe...

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What is Sexual Harassment?

It is against the law to harass someone (an applicant or employee) because of that person's sex. Harassment can include sexual harassment or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment does not have to be of a...

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