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Faith-Based Invitations Spawn Title VII Claim (access required)

Because a reasonable jury could conclude plaintiff’s immediate supervisor, a middle-school media specialist, knew her overtures – invitations to start the day with prayer and devotions, join a Bible study group and attend a Christian conference – were not welcomed ...

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No Sexual Harassment Suit for Postal Worker (access required)

The Richmond U.S. District Court rejects plaintiff postal worker’s Title VII complaint of gender-based disparate treatment, as she actually received a promotion when she returned to work after filing her EEOC complaint and being on unpaid-leave status for medical reasons ...

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ADA Settlement Enforced by Court (access required)

A protective services company that settled a failure-to-hire disability discrimination case by agreeing to pay plaintiff $72,000, including attorney’s fees of $28,800, and that has failed to make payments, appear in court or respond to its lawyer’s attempts to contact ...

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No Proof for Post-Termination Commissions (access required)

Although the jury awarded plaintiff, who was terminated by defendant Anonymizer Inc., $139,458.17 in commissions for defendant’s breach of its sales incentive plan, the Fairfax Circuit Court denies plaintiff’s motion to reconsider an award of post-termination commissions. Plaintiff presented insufficient ...

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‘Head Trauma’ Coverage Includes Therapy for TBI (access required)

An employer has to continue paying for physical therapy sessions as medical expenses after claimant’s “head trauma” from a fall at work; the Court of Appeals affirms the commission decision that claimant’s traumatic brain injury was covered by the employer’s ...

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Default Judgment, Punitives Awarded in Trade Secret Case (access required)

An auto parts company wins default judgment against its former product development director who was assigned to spearhead business development in China, but who instead formed a new competing company, misappropriated numerous trade secrets and broke into plaintiff company’s facility ...

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‘Wake Me Up’ Accommodation Claim Advances (access required)

A manufacturing engineer for a lighting company, who suffered from sleep deprivation resulting from his fibromyalgia, has stated a claim for disability discrimination claim alleging employer fired him after he requested an accommodation that would allow him to be awakened ...

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