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Title VII Suit OK After § 1983 Claim (access required)

A female firefighter’s Title VII claim for hostile environment and employment discrimination by the county fire department is not barred by res judicata just because the Alexandria U.S. District Court dismissed plaintiff’s earlier suit alleging sexual harassment and employment discrimination; ...

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‘Notice’ provision not triggered by draft legal complaint (access required)

An employer did not forfeit coverage for an employment discrimination suit when it waited until a legal complaint hit the court to notify the carrier. The insurance company, Philadelphia Indemnity, refused to defend the eventual suit. It said the employer ...

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Coworker Conflict Not ‘Hostile Environment’ (access required)

An African-American female administrative employee of the Portsmouth City Assessor’s office has not stated a claim for hostile environment under Title VII with allegations that her two African-American female coworkers referred to her skin color as “yellow” and “red” and ...

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No Discrimination Claim for Chemotherapy Patient (access required)

Defendant federal agency and supervisors win summary judgment in this suit filed by an African-American female employee who alleges defendants violated Title VII and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by requesting certain medical documentation during plaintiff’s nine-month work absence from ...

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Portsmouth discrimination claim fails – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, an African-American female over 40, was an employee of the Portsmouth Assessor’s office. She had had several disagreements with fellow employees. She was ultimately terminated for refusing to perform a work assignment, claiming that it was someone else’s job. ...

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Public Policy Claim for Sexual Harassment Advances (access required)

A Newport New U.S. District Court says there is no legal support for an employer’s assertion that a female plaintiff’s consensual sexual relationship with another employee at the car dealership negated the theory that the attentions of the dealership’s general ...

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Disciplinary Record Justified Delayed Promotion (access required)

The Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for a county sheriff who delayed promoting a deputy to sergeant until more than three years after the deputy scored “highly qualified” on a qualifying exam; plaintiff deputy failed to present sufficient ...

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No Claim for Insurance Claims Rep Job (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for defendant insurance company in plaintiff’s suit alleging age, religious and race-based discrimination in the company’s failure to hire plaintiff, an African-American, Jewish woman who is over 40 years old. Defendant GEICO ...

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