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Company settles discrimination claim by Rastafarian job applicant (access required)

ROANOKE—A Roanoke-based moving company will pay $30,000 as part of a settlement with a Waynesboro-area man who says he was denied a job because he wouldn’t cut his long, dreadlocked hair. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit ...

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Liquor license jeopardized by man’s strip-tease at club (access required)

ROANOKE—A Virginia commission is reviewing a Roanoke nightclub’s license to serve alcohol after a man performed a strip-tease act during a fundraiser. The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board held an administrative hearing Wednesday for 202 Market. The Roanoke Times reports ...

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EEOC sues military contractor over alleged homophobic slurs (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—A federal agency has filed a civil lawsuit against military contractor DynCorp, alleging that a mechanic in Iraq was subjected to homophobic slurs and a hostile working environment. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit Wednesday in federal court ...

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Hunton counsel appointed to ABA board of governors (access required)

Allen C. Goolsby, special counsel in the Richmond office of Hunton & Williams, has been named to a three-year term on the board of governors of the American Bar Association. Goolsby will represent Virginia and the District of Columbia on ...

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Civil War gateway center opens at Richmond site (access required)

The National Park Service and the American Civil War Center are teaming up to provide Richmond visitors a starting point to explore the war that divided the nation. Officials formally opened the Civil War Gateway Visitors Center on Thursday. The ...

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Elizabeth Pignatello (access required)

Elizabeth Fawn Slack Pignatello, a trademark and securities lawyer who lived in Mount Vernon, died August 7 in a private airplane crash at Warrenton Air Park. She was 39. Also killed in the crash was the pilot, LTC Shannon Beebe, ...

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Bobbie Jane Denny (access required)

Bobbie Jane Denny, a retired former director of the Fairfax County Law Library, died July 28 at her home on the Mississippi River. She was 63. A native of Illinois, Ms. Denny graduated from the University of Illinois and the ...

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Harassment causes stress, costs money (access required)

There are as many sources of workplace stress as there are different types of tasks to do and people to do them. Sometimes, the workplace pressures and the personality differences coalesce and cause a particular employee to perceive bullying on ...

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No Discovery of Driver’s Statements to Carrier (access required)

A defendant driver in this auto-accident case does not have to give plaintiff statements defendant made to her liability insurance carrier that prompted the carrier to open an investigation file; a Salem Circuit Court says the documents requested were work ...

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