A Harrisburg pharmacist has sued drug store chain CVS Caremark in federal court in Harrisburg, alleging that the company discriminated against him because he had multiple sclerosis and endangered patients by cutting staff to unsafe levels.
Joseph Zorek, whose suit is here, said in the court filing that he began working for the company, or its predecessors, in 1968. The suit says Zorek was a "Pharmacist - in - Charge/Team Leader ('PIC')" at the store in Harrisburg until being forced out last year.
Zorek, who has multiple sclerosis, said in suit that CVS violated the American With Disabilities Act for years by insisting he use a lift chair not meant for long-term sitting.
As the team leader, Zorek typically worked 50 to 60 hours per week, and supervised four staff pharmacists and 21 pharmacy technicians, according to he suit. In 2010 and 2011, that 24-hour pharmacy dispensed approximately 4,200 prescriptions per week, more than any other CVS store in its sales district.