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Undischarged Debtor Can Pursue Race Bias Claim (access required)

Although plaintiff delayed disclosing to a bankruptcy judge that he had filed an EEOC charge against his employer, the Richmond U.S. District Court denies employer’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s Title VII suit based on employer’s arguments that only the bankruptcy ...

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Employer Response to Hearing Disability ‘Reasonable’ (access required)

A hearing-impaired employee of defendant county’s alcohol and drug services program was not a “qualified individual” who could recover under the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Alexandria U.S. District Court says her requests for accommodation were untimely and in any ...

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Employer Had No Duty for Employee Parking (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms the commission’s determination that employee’s fall in her employer’s parking lot is not compensable:  employer was not responsible for maintaining the lot and did not control employee’s selection of parking places. Employee worked as an ...

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City Worker Can Grieve Discipline, But Not Discharge (access required)

Although the former assistant director of a victim/witness assistance program may grieve her discipline for violating an office policy on rental car use, she may not grieve her dismissal, as grievance of termination for “special project” employees such as plaintiff ...

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Second Knee Surgery Justifiably Declined (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms the commission decision reinstating disability benefits to a convenience store assistant manager who suffered a compensable injury to her right knee; the record supports the commission finding that considering all of the circumstances, employee reasonably ...

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‘European’ is Protected National Origin, But Suit Fails (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says “European” is a protected “national origin” classification under Title VII, but nevertheless grants summary judgment to a Northern Virginia community college sued by a former adjunct economics professor who says he suffered illegal discrimination ...

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