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Employee’s Suit Stayed During Arbitration (access required)

A former network engineer alleging harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and other claims under California labor laws is required to undergo arbitration under her employment agreement with defendant Northrup Grumman, but the Alexandria U.S. District Court will stay plaintiff’s suit, not ...

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Faculty Member May Sue for ‘Reassignment’ (access required)

A Virginia Tech professor who alleges he was demoted when defendant university officials “reassigned” him from his position as executive director of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute to director of VBI’s Medical Informatics and Systems Division may sue for reinstatement based ...

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‘Job Replacement’ Request Is Grievable (access required)

The Roanoke City Circuit Court reverses a decision by the Roanoke County Administrator that the termination of a human resources benefits consultant is not grievable; the consultant’s request for “reorganization” of the human resources department is not grievable, standing alone, ...

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No Long-Term Disability for Fibromyalgia & Pain (access required)

With multiple opinions by plaintiff’s treating healthcare providers and providers who reviewed her condition for defendant disability plan, the Roanoke U.S. District Court upholds denial of long-term disability benefits for plaintiff’s conditions of chronic pain, fibromyalgia and depression; plaintiff cannot ...

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