The Lamberton Law Blog

Pittsburgh employment lawyer Charles A. Lamberton

To politely correct the Third Circuit
August 17, 2015
By: Charles Lamberton

The plaintiff in Jones v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transp. Authority, — F.3d — , 2015 WL 4746391 (August 12, 2015) brought a retaliatory discharge claim. The employer asserted that it fired the plaintiff for falsifying time sheets. The plaintiff argued that she was fired for prior protected activities. One of the plaintiff’s arguments was that she had not […]

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Terminated after reporting sexual harassment?
April 29, 2014
By: Charles Lamberton

First, understand that you did the right thing. You were correct to complain because sexual harassment at work is illegal. Under the law, you also had a duty to complain so that the employer could investigate and hopefully put an end to the sexual harassment. Unfortunately, your employer fired you instead. Now it’s time to […]

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Employer preemption of protected activities
December 20, 2013
By: Charles Lamberton

Employees have a right to oppose discrimination and unlawful wage practices in the workplace, to assist others in enforcing their rights to overtime pay, to the minimum wage and to freedom from discrimination, and to participate in any manner proceedings, hearings or investigations under the federal wage and hour and anti-discrimination laws. These laws prohibit […]

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