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No ‘Negligent Supervision’ Claim for Manager (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court exercises supplemental jurisdiction over a state law claim in plaintiff’s Title VII case, but dismisses her claim for negligent supervision, as that tort is not recognized under Virginia law. Plaintiff, an African-American female, was employed ...

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Manager’s Hugs, Comments Not ‘Hostile’ (access required)

Although a male store manager hugged female employees and commented on their clothing, make-up and general appearance, and also directed such comments to plaintiff, a female management trainee, plaintiff has only referenced rude or unprofessional comments, at worst, and defendant ...

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