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City Worker Can Grieve Discipline, But Not Discharge (access required)

Although the former assistant director of a victim/witness assistance program may grieve her discipline for violating an office policy on rental car use, she may not grieve her dismissal, as grievance of termination for “special project” employees such as plaintiff ...

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Second Knee Surgery Justifiably Declined (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms the commission decision reinstating disability benefits to a convenience store assistant manager who suffered a compensable injury to her right knee; the record supports the commission finding that considering all of the circumstances, employee reasonably ...

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‘European’ is Protected National Origin, But Suit Fails (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says “European” is a protected “national origin” classification under Title VII, but nevertheless grants summary judgment to a Northern Virginia community college sued by a former adjunct economics professor who says he suffered illegal discrimination ...

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Stopping Long-Term Disability Was ‘Reasonable’ (access required)

A woman who took medical retirement from the U.S. Army at age 35 due to depression and fibromyalgia, and who later left private employment and received long-term disability benefits under an ERISA-qualified plan and social security disability benefits for her ...

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Second Carrier Covers Later Disability Benefits (access required)

In this coverage dispute between two workers’ compensation carriers, the Court of Appeals holds that the carrier that was liable for claimant’s most recent compensable condition was responsible for payment of claimant’s ongoing temporary total disability benefits. On all dates ...

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Employee Fired After Probation Term (access required)

The Virginia Housing Development Authority wins summary judgment in a former employee’s suit alleging race and/or sex discrimination; the Richmond U.S. District Court says plaintiff was warned about boundaries for workplace relationships and violated conditions of her probation, prompting her ...

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