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No Accommodation for Aide’s Shoulder Injury (access required)

A county school board wins summary judgment in this disability discrimination suit filed by an instructional aide whose shoulder injury allegedly prevented her from performing a job requirement that she be able to physically restrain autistic students in the classroom, ...

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No ADEA Suit from Biased Layoff Claim (access required)

A former executive architect for defendant healthcare company, who alleges he was fired after he complained about age discrimination against other employees, loses his Age Discrimination in Employment Act suit on summary judgment in the Alexandria U.S. District Court. Plaintiff, ...

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No Damages Allowed for ADA Retaliation Claim (access required)

A hospital radiology technologist who took periodic FMLA leave for her Crohn’s Disease, who alleges she was denied reasonable accommodations of working eight-hour, instead of 12-hour shifts, and being allowed to eat snacks periodically, is not entitled to a jury ...

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Employer Cannot Recoup Payments Before Sentencing (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms the decision of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission denying employer’s request to terminate benefits prior to employee’s sentencing; Va. Code §§ 65.2-510.1(A) and -708(A) authorize prospective relief and we decline to exercise our equitable powers ...

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Airline Took Remedial Action on Complaints (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court awards United Airlines summary judgment in this Title VII hostile environment suit filed by two African-American flight attendants who allege they were subjected to insinuations that they were involved in a prostitution ring run out ...

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Doctor’s ‘Whistleblower’ Claim Dismissed (access required)

A physician may not sue his former employer, ExxonMobil, and other ExxonMobil employees for fraud, emotional distress and wrongful discharge, based on his allegation that he was fired in retaliation for his discovery that ExxonMobil had been operating illegal pharmacies ...

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