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No Attorney’s Fees for Employer Win (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court denies an employer’s “prevailing party” petition for attorney’s fees and costs against a plaintiff whose sexual harassment/retaliation suit was dismissed for failure to exhaust administrative remedies. A prevailing party is one whose lawsuit has effected ...

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Sales Rep Says Age Bias Stopped Promotion (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says plaintiff’s age bias claim alleging failure to promote may go forward, but the court dismisses plaintiff’s claim for retaliation because it is not reasonably related to the allegations in plaintiff’s EEOC complaint in which ...

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Affidavit Need Not Be in Affiant’s Words (access required)

In a pro se plaintiff’s suit alleging race bias led to his termination as technical director of quality assurance for defendant pharmaceutical company, a Lynchburg U.S. District Court rejects plaintiff’s claim that an affidavit filed by defendant is a “perjured ...

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Housekeeper Can’t Show Constructive Discharge (access required)

A female African-American housekeeper at a continuing care retirement community cannot show she was treated differently than male coworkers or forced to resign after she successfully completed two performance improvement plans, and the Richmond U.S. District Court grants summary judgment ...

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Federal appeals court resurrects class action against Family Dollar (access required)

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A divided 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has given new life to a once-floundering class action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination by the Family Dollar discount chain. The ruling allows the plaintiffs in Scott v. Family Dollar Stores (VLW 013-2-185) to ...

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