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Sales Performance, Not Race Bias, Led to Discharge (access required)

A female African-American hotel sales director who consistently failed to meet sales goals and complained about her male Caucasian supervisor’s rude and condescending behavior has failed to show a hostile work environment or racial animus in her termination and the ...

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Court Employee States Religious Bias Claim (access required)

A female African-American Muslim employee of a juvenile and domestic relations court services unit who alleges race, age and religious discrimination based on denial of promotions despite her supervisory experience, disparate discipline and retaliatory termination may sue may sue for ...

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ADA Plaintiff Has Constructive Discharge Claim (access required)

A physician’s assistant employed by the Navy who sought workplace accommodations after she underwent cochlear implant surgery for her profound deafness has stated a claim for constructive discharge based on allegations of the Navy’s delays in responding to her requests ...

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Carpenter’s ‘Inattention’ Not ‘Misconduct’ (access required)

Although a carpenter had multiple documented instances of inattentiveness and failure to follow instructions, his negligence did not constitute “misconduct” that would bar him from receiving unemployment compensation under Va. Code § 60.2-618, and the Roanoke City Circuit Court affirms ...

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Officer Says She Was Fired for Harassment Claim (access required)

A former senior correctional officer can try her sex discrimination and retaliatory discharge claims based on evidence that defendants did not discipline or terminate other officers for “inattentiveness” when they were “throwing up sick” on duty, but the Roanoke U.S. ...

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