The Lamberton Law Blog

Pittsburgh employment lawyer Charles A. Lamberton

Medical leave as a reasonable accommodation
November 19, 2018
By: Charles Lamberton

We often receive calls from employees and employers about unpaid medical leave from work. Callers want to know whether an employee who has a serious health condition under the FMLA, but who cannot return to work after 12 weeks of FMLA leave, has any additional legal protections. The answer is that it depends. Many court […]

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Legal Rights for Pregnant Workers under Federal Law
June 14, 2016
By: Charles Lamberton

If you are pregnant, have been pregnant, or may become pregnant, and if your employer has 15 or more employees, you are protected against pregnancy-based discrimination and harassment at work under federal law. You may also have a legal right to work adjustments that will allow you to do your job without jeopardizing your health. […]

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Employer short on direct threat defense
September 17, 2015
By: Charles Lamberton

The district court in Pollard v. Drummond Co., Inc., No. 12-03948 N.D. Al. (Sept. 15, 105) found a fact question on whether a coal miner using methadone to control back pain was a direct threat under the ADA. A “direct threat defense must be based on a reasonable medical judgment that relies on the most […]

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