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Railroad Wins Supervisor’s Race Bias Case (access required)

An African-American former division superintendent for Norfolk Southern railroad loses his suit alleging race discrimination in his demotion after his handling of an employee’s on-the-job injury, and retaliation in the company’s subsequent failure to promote him; a Roanoke U.S. District ...

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No Emotional Distress for Store Manager’s Conduct (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses a claim for emotional distress filed by a female clerk at an auto-parts store based on her boss’s boorish conduct from the clerk’s Title VII suit alleging sexual harassment. Courts have recognized that society ...

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No ADA Claim after Altercation with Supervisor (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court dismisses an employee’s claim that his supervisor at the Virginia Department of Transportation failed to offer a reasonable accommodation for the employee’s post-traumatic stress disorder after a “verbal altercation.” Assuming arguendo that plaintiff qualifies as ...

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No Facts to Back Up Failure-to-Hire Claim (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses this Title VII and age discrimination suit filed by 44-year-old African-American Jewish woman who alleges she was not selected for a job as an insurance claims representative because of discrimination. Defendants provided plaintiff with ...

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Retaliation Trial for Employer Who Shared EEOC Charge (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says a boatyard owner is not entitled to summary judgment in an African-American boat painter’s claim that defendant owner violated Title VII when he fired plaintiff without explanation, then retaliated after plaintiff filed an EEOC ...

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Little Person Can Sue Employer for Emotional Distress (access required)

A company whose telemarketing supervisor repeatedly commented on a new hire’s dwarfism, telling her other employees were “frightened of and made ill by little people,” and plaintiff’s appearance would have a “dire effect” on other employees, before terminating her after ...

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Gay Employee Had No Disability, Title VII Claims (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to employer in a pro se plaintiff’s suit alleging discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and disability by the local Rocky Mount McDonald’s franchise that formerly employed him. Plaintiff says defendants ...

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