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Deli Manager Can’t Show Bias in Discharge (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to employer, a Kroger store, in this suit alleging race discrimination filed by an African-American employee who was deli manager when the company terminated his 29-year career based on its discovery that ...

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Claimant’s Surgery Covered Under ‘Imposition’ Doctrine (access required)

Although claimant’s hand surgery for rheumatoid arthritis was unrelated to her work-related wrist fracture, employer is liable for the cost of her hand surgery under the doctrine of imposition, the Court of Appeals says, as the representative for employer’s workers’ ...

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Employer Can’t Pull Back ERISA Contributions (access required)

In this dispute over employer U.S. Foodservice Inc.’s alleged overpayment of contributions to employee health and pension funds under the parties’ Collective Bargaining Agreements, the 4th Circuit says the plan administrator did not abuse its discretion in refusing to reimburse ...

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Assault By Coworker States Harassment Claim (access required)

A former restaurant server has stated a Title VII claim for sexual harassment with allegations that an unidentified coworker sexually assaulted her in the workplace, but the Roanoke U.S. District Court dismisses her claim for retaliation. Plaintiff alleges a coworker ...

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