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Firing upheld for ‘false’ report of harassment (access required)

Fired FEA

An employer may fire an employee who reported a coworker’s sexual harassment claim, when the employer’s investigation determined the reporting employee fabricated the claim, a federal appeals court said on June 7. The employee said she reported the coworker’s claim ...

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Suit for Settlement Barred by Prior Suit (access required)

A plaintiff who sued for payment for information technology services performed on a theory that defendant had agreed to pay 97 percent of what it owed as part of a settlement agreement, only to see his first suit dismissed because ...

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ALJ Erred in Discounting Pain, Doctor Opinion (access required)

In rejecting a social security disability application filed by a 38-year-old woman who suffered from multiple medically determinable impairments, the ALJ applied an improper legal standard to discredit claimant’s evidence of pain intensity and the opinions of her treating physicians, ...

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