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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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Poor Sales, Expired Product, Led to Discharge (access required)

A 46-year-old African-American district salesman for a medical device company cannot show a material factual dispute arising from his claims of race and age discrimination, as defendant employer demonstrated a sharp decline in sales in plaintiff’s territory and his failure ...

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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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