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Employment Discrimination – Race – Ethnicity – State Grievance – Claim Preclusion (access required)

A state employee who litigated his wrongful termination claim, but not his race and ethnic discrimination claim, by filing a grievance with his state employer, is precluded under Virginia’s claim preclusion doctrine from asserting his Title VII discrimination claim, an Alexandria U.S. District Court holds. Plaintiff is an African-American male born in Sierra Leone, West Africa. ...