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Employer Could Change Attendance Policy (access required)

An employer wins summary judgment in plaintiff’s suit alleging age and disability discrimination; the Newport News U.S. District Court says employer proved plaintiff was terminated after she failed to return to work following expiration of her extended leave under the ...

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‘Job Performance’ Evidence Admissible (access required)

A former media relations officer for the Iraq Reconstruction Office who attributes her termination and denial of a transfer to race discrimination cannot exclude all evidence related to job performance; although defendant has not claimed she was terminated for performance ...

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No Harassment Claim for Post-Sale ‘Slap’ (access required)

An employer wins summary judgment in a suit alleging retaliation for plaintiff’s complaint about sexual harassment when her male manager slapped her on the backside after she closed a particularly difficult sale of a resort timeshare; her internal complaint was ...

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Payroll Count May Show Title VII ‘Employer’ (access required)

A daycare teacher who alleges she was demoted then terminated in violation of Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act has raised a genuine issue of material fact that defendant daycare center is a covered employer, says a magistrate ...

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Discharge for Alleged Bogus Harassment Claim (access required)

A government contract employee who alleges he was removed from his consultant position on complaints by the supervising company that his work was shoddy and he had sexually harassed a female independent contractor has not alleged claims for race discrimination ...

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