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Hospital Policy Protects in Title VII Harassment Case (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms summary judgment for defendant hospital in a Title VII suit filed by a female radiologic technologist because the hospital had communicated its anti-harassment policy to hospital personnel and promptly attempted to investigate plaintiff’s unspecified claim of ...

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Prior Depression Defense Bars New Termination Claim (access required)

With an appeal pending from a deputy commissioner’s denial of its 2009 application to terminate benefits, employer filed a second protective application in 2010; the Court of Appeals says the law of the case doctrine bars the second application:  employer ...

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Lab Director’s Summary Judgment Motion ‘Premature’ (access required)

An African-American male and  former director of quality control for a Lynchburg manufacturer of fragrance and personal care products who alleges his racially-motivated termination ran  counter to the company’s progressive disciplinary policy, was disparate treatment when compared to Caucasian employees’ ...

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Interstate Delivery Drivers Lose on Preemption Issue (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant Lasership Inc. in this suit filed by a purported class of delivery truck drivers who allege they were misclassified under the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute, M.G.L. 149 § 148B. Though ...

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