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Engineer With Sleep Disorder Can’t Sue Subcontractor (access required)

In an engineer’s lawsuit alleging that her termination on a government subcontract for the CIA because of a sleep disorder that caused her to fall asleep during meetings violated the American With Disabilities Act, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants ...

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Virginia Tech Fundraisers Can Pursue Discrimination Claims (access required)

Female fundraisers at Virginia Tech may pursue their Equal Pay Act and Title VII discrimination claims against VT, says a Roanoke U.S. District Court, in light of their proffer of male comparators to support allegations of pay inequity, and evidence ...

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Bus Driver with Positive Drug Test Charges Age Bias (access required)

A 73-year-old bus driver says he was terminated because of age discrimination, but the employer said he was fired after he tested positive for marijuana; a Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses his hybrid LMRA claim with prejudice for untimely service, ...

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Sales Rep With Bipolar Disorder Has No ADA Claim (access required)

An account executive for a government contractor software company who says his bipolar disorder affects his thought process and sleep cycle cannot sue under the Americans with Disabilities Act because he has not shown the alleged impairment substantially limits him ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Retaliation – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court awards $28,236.84 in attorney’s fees and costs under Title VII against a female legal secretary whose social overtures were rejected by a male associate and who filed a “frivolous, groundless and unreasonable” Title VII suit ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Firefighter – Hostile Environment – Workers’ Comp Claim (access required)

In a female firefighter’s lawsuit alleging daily sexual harassment since she began working for Fairfax County in 2005, an Alexandria U.S. District Court refuses to strike her allegations that the hostile environment led her to suffer a permanent lung injury ...

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Employment Discrimination – Whistleblower Claims – Federal Health Researcher (access required)

A female African-American physician who worked as a sickle-cell disease health researcher for the National Institutes of Health, who alleges she was terminated due to race and gender discrimination and in retaliation for her opposition to the retention and “immortalization” ...

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Employment Discrimination – Police Academy – Sexual Harassment – Hostile Environment (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses summary judgment for the city on an African-American female police recruit’s sexual harassment claim, but affirms summary judgment on her claim alleging race discrimination. We find plaintiff presented enough evidence for a reasonable jury to conclude ...

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