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Union OK’d Despite ‘Inflammatory’ Racial Comments (access required)

A nursing home cannot overturn a vote by its certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and other employees for union representation by arguing that the election was improperly influenced by racially inflammatory comments by a local NAACP official, and the 4th Circuit ...

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Racial Discrimination Again Insufficiently Plead (access required)

The Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses with prejudice a government contract employee’s amended claims against the supervising company that allegedly caused his removal from his consultant position by accusing him of sexual harassment and shoddy work. Employee, an African-American male, ...

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Similarly Situated Comparator Lacking (access required)

Following an unsuccessful state employee grievance, the Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant Virginia Department of Corrections’ (VDOC’s) motion for summary judgment against a female correctional officer terminated for fraternizing with a convicted murderer; the officer had been seen being ...

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Employee Fired for Lie on Job Application (access required)

Although a female construction site “helper” claims her marriage to a coworker was annulled before she applied to work for the construction firm, the firm nevertheless could conclude she still was “related to” him under the company’s broad rules about ...

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Deli Manager Can’t Show Bias in Discharge (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to employer, a Kroger store, in this suit alleging race discrimination filed by an African-American employee who was deli manager when the company terminated his 29-year career based on its discovery that ...

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Claimant’s Surgery Covered Under ‘Imposition’ Doctrine (access required)

Although claimant’s hand surgery for rheumatoid arthritis was unrelated to her work-related wrist fracture, employer is liable for the cost of her hand surgery under the doctrine of imposition, the Court of Appeals says, as the representative for employer’s workers’ ...

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