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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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Employee Fired After Probation Term (access required)

The Virginia Housing Development Authority wins summary judgment in a former employee’s suit alleging race and/or sex discrimination; the Richmond U.S. District Court says plaintiff was warned about boundaries for workplace relationships and violated conditions of her probation, prompting her ...

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No Summary Judgment on Severance Claim (access required)

The Lynchburg U.S. District Court denies employer summary judgment finding material disputes on whether employer revoked a severance offer and transferred employee without terminating him; employee’s admitted failure to file a timely complaint with the EEOC requires dismissal of his ...

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Hostile Environment Allegations Insufficient (access required)

The Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses with prejudice a pro se Virginia State University (VSU) professor’s hostile work environment claim arising out the reduction of her 2007 annual salary offer from $72,500 to $65,000; her Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) claim ...

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Allegations Insufficient on Race and Sex (access required)

The Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses pro se employee’s Title VII claims for race and sex discrimination and retaliation; employee fails to allege either discrimination or any adverse employment action; her complaints of conflicting instructions, close supervision, a late paycheck ...

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Ex-Employee Must Pay Employer’s Costs (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court that earlier granted summary judgment to defendant Kroger store in a deli manager’s suit alleging race discrimination now awards the employer $4,588.37 in costs. Defendant filed a bill of costs pursuant to Rule 54(d)(1), seeking ...

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Four-Year Limitations for Post-Contract Bias (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court denies reconsideration of defendant’s motion to dismiss this suit by plaintiff who alleges race discrimination by defendant state university in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1981; on a first-impression question, the court says the four-year ...

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