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Job Offers Were for Hourly, Not Annual, Pay (access required)

Plaintiffs who were hired by a government contractor under offer letters that established each plaintiff’s base pay rate and foreign travel letters that covered their compensation while working overseas are entitled to additional pay as these documents indicate they should ...

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No Title VII Claim Based on Supervisor (access required)

Title VII does not cover a gender discrimination claim alleging plaintiff’s former employer retaliated against her because of her gender and her brother’s sexual relationship with her supervisor; the Alexandria U.S. District Court also dismisses plaintiff’s Title VII suit because ...

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No Bias Claim from Isolated Comment (access required)

Although plaintiff’s supervisor at a commercial real estate company repeatedly asked questions and allegedly made distasteful comments about Islam, Middle Eastern politics and culture and plaintiff’s Moroccan culture, only his comment about people from Dubai being “camel people” could be ...

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‘Boorish’ Comments Can Create ‘Hostile Environment’ (access required)

A co-worker’s persistent “boorish” and “moronic” sexual comments, gestures and invitations to plaintiff and other co-workers, whose complaint supervisors allegedly ignored, supported plaintiff’s request for a trial on her hostile environment claim, but the 4th Circuit upholds summary judgment for ...

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