The Lamberton Law Blog

Pittsburgh employment lawyer Charles A. Lamberton

The broken bargain for LGBT workers
July 26, 2013
By: Charles Lamberton

The basic American bargain is that people who work hard and meet their responsibilities should be able to get ahead. This basic bargain is not just an idea—it is embedded in laws that promote equal access to jobs and that protect workers from unfair practices. For workers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), […]

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Woman fired because boss gets erection
December 22, 2012
By: Charles Lamberton

A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court ruled 7-0 that bosses can fire employees they see as an “irresistible attraction,” even if the employees have […]

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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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