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No Harassment Claim from ‘Moronic’ Acts (access required)

Employer, a modular home manufacturer, wins summary judgment in a Title VII hostile environment suit filed by plaintiff, a 52-year-old woman who was terminated by the company; coworkers’ “boorish, moronic” behavior was not enough to sustain her claim. Plaintiff has ...

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RIF Job Loss Does Not Support Title VII Claim (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses a Title VII hostile work environment and disparate treatment suit filed by an American female who worked for defendant Global Linguist Solutions LLC in Kuwait; the court may not infer plaintiff was performing her ...

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Court Dismisses ‘Volunteer’ Officer’s GINA, ADA Claims (access required)

Adopting the recommendation of a magistrate judge, the Norfolk U.S. District Court dismisses a suit filed by a former volunteer police auxiliary police officer of the Chesapeake Police Department who alleges disability discrimination and violation of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination ...

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No Attorney’s Fees for Employer Win (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court denies an employer’s “prevailing party” petition for attorney’s fees and costs against a plaintiff whose sexual harassment/retaliation suit was dismissed for failure to exhaust administrative remedies. A prevailing party is one whose lawsuit has effected ...

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Continuing Psychiatric Condition Proved (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms the commission decision reversing a deputy commissioner and awarding employee continuing medical benefits for a psychiatric condition resulting from his work-related injury in 1996; the commission properly considered the expert reports and determined employee met ...

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