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Cable Tech Worker Not ADA ‘Qualified Individual’ (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant Verizon in this suit filed by a cable splicing technician who alleges the company failed to accommodate his lifting restrictions resulting from a shoulder condition, in violation of the Americans ...

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Court Sets ‘Joint Employer’ Jury Instruction (access required)

In a hearing-impaired nurse practitioner’s disability discrimination case against the U.S. Navy, the Norfolk U.S. District Court overrules the Navy’s objection to the court’s jury instruction that a “joint employer” may be liable if it participates in a co-employer’s discrimination ...

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Agency Analyst Dismissed for Performance (access required)

Defendant Social Security Administration has demonstrated that plaintiff analyst’s consistent inability to reach an agency-mandated level of productivity prompted her dismissal, and not any bias toward plaintiff for filing a 2005 EEO charge; the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary ...

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No ‘Employer’ Jury Instruction in Bias Trial (access required)

Although a Norfolk U.S. District Court earlier granted summary judgment holding that the joint employer doctrine applies to a hearing-impaired nurse practitioner’s Rehabilitation Act claim against the U.S. Navy, the court will not preliminarily instruct the jury that “the Navy ...

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