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Claim Against ‘Joint Employer’ Survives (access required)

An employee cannot sue “Denny’s” under Title VII in Richmond U.S. District Court after filing an EEOC charge that named “RREMC LLC,” the Florida company that owns Virginia Denny’s franchises, but the complaint’s allegations that Denny’s is a “joint employer” ...

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Joint Employer Issue Is Jury Question (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court denies summary judgment to defendant peanut processing plant, who hired plaintiff through a temporary agency, and whose supervisor allegedly harassed plaintiff and other African-American employees with racist epithets; plaintiff alleges he was fired in retaliation ...

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Court Adopts Title VII ‘Joint Employment Doctrine’ (access required)

Although plaintiff was assigned to work in defendant’s automotive factory by the temporary staffing agency that employed her, both employers are potentially liable to plaintiff for sexual harassment under Title VII; summary judgment for the automotive employer is reversed. Although ...

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