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No Title VII Claim Based on Supervisor (access required)

Title VII does not cover a gender discrimination claim alleging plaintiff’s former employer retaliated against her because of her gender and her brother’s sexual relationship with her supervisor; the Alexandria U.S. District Court also dismisses plaintiff’s Title VII suit because ...

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No Bias Claim from Isolated Comment (access required)

Although plaintiff’s supervisor at a commercial real estate company repeatedly asked questions and allegedly made distasteful comments about Islam, Middle Eastern politics and culture and plaintiff’s Moroccan culture, only his comment about people from Dubai being “camel people” could be ...

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‘Boorish’ Comments Can Create ‘Hostile Environment’ (access required)

A co-worker’s persistent “boorish” and “moronic” sexual comments, gestures and invitations to plaintiff and other co-workers, whose complaint supervisors allegedly ignored, supported plaintiff’s request for a trial on her hostile environment claim, but the 4th Circuit upholds summary judgment for ...

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No COBRA Claim for Cutting Benefits After FMLA Leave (access required)

A city firefighter was not entitled to continued health insurance benefits under COBRA when he failed to return to work after exhausting his leave under the Family Medical Leave Act; the Danville U.S. District Court says plaintiff’s failure to return ...

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Age Bias Claim Not Barred by Bankruptcy Filing (access required)

Plaintiff’s age discrimination suit is not barred by judicial estoppel because he failed to disclose his EEOC charge in his bankruptcy proceeding; the Richmond U.S. District Court finds the bankruptcy court did not “accept” plaintiff’s position that he had no ...

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