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Conditional Class Certified in Overtime Pay Case (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court denies plaintiff discount store employees’ motion for equitable tolling of their suit for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and dismisses with prejudice FLSA claims related to assistant store managers, but dismisses plaintiffs’ ...

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DOT Procedure Not Exhaustion Requirement (access required)

A commercial truck driver can sue for disability discrimination when he was terminated from his job after suffering a transient ischemic attack, after the driver’s treating physician employer’s physicians said the driver was qualified to return to work but one ...

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Employer Wins Age Discrimination Suit (access required)

A cleaning services technician for VCU Health System who alleges he was repeatedly passed over for promotions due to age discrimination loses his suit alleging age discrimination as the Richmond U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for defendant. Plaintiff’s hostile ...

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Confidentiality Clause in Agreement Breached, Company Says (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says a company that alleges a former employee who settled her sexual harassment claim breached a confidentiality clause by sharing details of the settlement with a coworker, who in turn sued the company, can sue ...

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‘Non-Asset’ Nurse Can Try ADA Claim (access required)

A 50-year-old diabetic nurse who alleges defendant hospital terminated her for age and disability discrimination loses on summary judgment on her age discrimination claim, but the Abingdon U.S. District court sees triable issues of fact in her disability discrimination claim ...

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Comments Did Not Create ‘Hostile Environment’ (access required)

A Ford dealership wins summary judgment in this race discrimination suit in which an African-American claims he was subjected to a hostile work environment based on a series of comments referencing plaintiff as looking like a “thug,” having access to ...

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Korean-Born Engineer Fired for Certification Failure (access required)

A Korean-born, naturalized U.S. citizen hired by the Pentagon to analyze structural engineering requirements for military installations, who was terminated when he failed to attain certification despite months of training, loses his suit alleging disparate treatment, hostile work environment and ...

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Denial of Training Seminar States Claim (access required)

An African-American female terminated from her position in the information technology services department at defendant Virginia Housing Development Authority has stated Title VII claims for race and sex discrimination, says a Richmond U.S. District Court. Liberally construing plaintiff’s pro se ...

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