The Lamberton Law Blog

Pittsburgh employment lawyer Charles A. Lamberton

EEOC sues CVS for overbroad severance agreements
March 21, 2014
By: Charles Lamberton

The EEOC [1] has launched a massive lawsuit against CVS Caremark, the nation’s second largest drugstore chain, for requiring employees to sign overbroad, misleading severance agreements that interfere with the rights to file charges of discrimination and participate in proceedings to enforce the federal anti-discrimination laws. The terms of a standard severance agreement are filled […]

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What Arlington v. FCC means for employment law
May 21, 2013
By: Charles Lamberton

The Supreme Court’s decision in Arlington v. FCC is helpful both to employees and to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  In Arlington, a six justice majority held that federal courts owe “Chevron deference” to how an administrative agency interprets its own jurisdiction.  “Chevron deference” essentially means that a court must defer to an agency’s […]

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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 […]

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