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Credit Union Employee’s Age, Sex Bias Claims Fail (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s complaint alleging sexual harassment and age discrimination, based on allegations that her employer reassigned her to work with a coworker who had touched her, rubbed her shoulders and hit her hard enough to ...

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Engineer’s PIP Was ‘Materially Adverse Action’ (access required)

A NASA research engineer can try his claims for national origin and religion discrimination under Title VII; emails with his supervisor demonstrated “protected activity” and the conditions placed on a performance improvement plan rendered the PIP a “materially adverse action,” ...

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Firefighter Fired for Social Media Violations (access required)

Plaintiff, a county fire department battalion chief terminated for activity on his personal Facebook page the department said “had racial overtones and was insensitive and derogatory in nature” and showed “repeated insolence and insubordination,” in violation of the department’s social ...

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Disability Benefits Ended Without Claimant Exam (access required)

Although claimant had been receiving long-term disability benefits and life-insurance premium waiver benefits under his employer’s ERISA plan, he still had the burden to prove his continuing disability from his spinal ailments; the Lynchburg U.S. District Court upholds the termination ...

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