The Lamberton Law Blog

Pittsburgh employment lawyer Charles A. Lamberton

Parity for mental health benefits
December 4, 2013
By: Charles Lamberton

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury recently issued a final rule increasing parity between mental health/substance use disorder benefits and medical/surgical benefits in group and individual health plans. The final rule implements the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, and ensures that health plan features like co-pays, […]

Continue Reading

New cases seek to clarify pregnancy discrimination laws
April 1, 2013
By: Charles Lamberton

As reported April 1, 2013 by Anna Louie Sussman of Reuters:  Two recent complaints filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission seek to clarify the rights of pregnant women under a 2008 amendment to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Both complaints were brought by pregnant women who said they were denied reasonable accommodations for […]

Continue Reading

Prescription medications in the workplace
January 10, 2013
By: Charles Lamberton

An Ohio company has been fined $50,000 by the EEOC after firing an employee who tested positive for a prescribed medication for her bipolar disorder. The agency accused the company of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. Chassity Brady was a quality control lab technician in the Braselton, Ga. facility of Dayton Superior Corporation, a concrete and […]

Continue Reading