The Lamberton Law Blog

Pittsburgh employment lawyer Charles A. Lamberton

The Price of Discrimination Is Getting Cheaper Each Year
January 5, 2022
By: Charles Lamberton

I have always thought it contradictory that we proclaim strong national policies against intentional discrimination in the workplace but then cap the damages available to victims of discrimination. If we are serious about our commitment to preventing discrimination at work, we must abolish existing statutory caps on compensatory and punitive damages. Under the maximum statutory […]

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Racism outrages jury, judge not so much
May 13, 2014
By: Charles Lamberton

Racist jokes supported a verdict against the employer in a  race-based hostile work environment claim under Section 1981, along with an award of compensatory and punitive damages, but judge knew better than jury what the damages should have been.  A tale of Fulmore v M & M Transport Services, Inc, April 29, 2014 (Pratt, T). […]

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