Ex-pharmacist sues CVS

Employee says retailer punished him for complaining about cutbacks

A former CVS Caremark Corp. pharmacist has sued his ex-employer for wrongfully discharging him after he complained about cutbacks within the company.

Joseph Zorek, 61, worked at a 24-hour CVS in Harrisburg, Penn., which was the “area’s busiest” location, according to his suit. Zorek says that in early 2011, there was a 20 percent cutback in pharmacy technician hours, which was leading to “a greater number of mistakes in filling and labeling prescriptions.” Zorek complained to CVS management that the cutbacks were contributing to increased pressure on pharmacists and causing prescribing errors. CVS then discharged him.

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