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Coworker’s Date Requests Not ‘Harassment’ (access required)

A plaintiff who worked for a contractor that handled defendant Elizabeth Arden’s warehouse business, and then worked for Elizabeth Arden through referral by defendant Action Personnel Inc., loses her Title VII suit alleging sexual harassment and retaliation; the Roanoke U.S. ...

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No ADA Claim for Contract Nonrenewal (access required)

A transit security technician with the U.S. State Department who alleges his annual contract was not renewed after he requested a rest stop for overseas air travel to Islamabad, supported by a psychiatrist’s letter documenting the technician’s claustrophobia, has not ...

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No Long-Term Disability for Fibromyalgia (access required)

Even though plaintiff earlier received both short-term and long-term disability benefits for her fibromyalgia, the employer’s disability benefits plan allowed the plan administrator to revisit plaintiff’s qualifications, and the Alexandria U.S. District Court says defendant did not abuse its discretion ...

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No Retaliation Claim from ‘Incorrect’ Question Charge (access required)

A mortgage operations consultant’s complaint to the EEOC alleging termination for asking a “politically incorrect” question when he repeatedly asked his Nigerian coworkers to speak English, did not express a claim for Title VII retaliation, and the Richmond U.S. District ...

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