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‘New Hire’ Treatment States Retaliation Claim (access required)

A male African-American security officer originally assigned to Mary Washington Hospital who alleges race and gender bias in the security company’s failure to post job openings and decision to promote a white female instead of plaintiff, has stated a claim ...

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Employer Not Liable for Racist Threats (access required)

Defendant airline wins summary judgment in an African-American female flight attendant’s suit alleging race discrimination and harassment based on her being questioned about rumors that African-American flight attendants were running a prostitution ring out of a flight base in Kuwait, ...

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Accommodating diversity: EEOC publishes guidance on religious garb and grooming (access required)

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As the expression goes, “the clothes make the man.” Apparently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission agrees, recently issuing new guidance on employee rights with regard to religious garb and grooming. Claims of religious discrimination in violation of Title VII have ...

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Dismissal With Prejudice, But No Fee Award (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court dismisses an African-American pro se plaintiff’s failure-to-hire race discrimination suit for failure to comply with discovery, but declines to impose sanctions other than dismissal with prejudice. Despite repeated attempts to contact plaintiff, defendant has not ...

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Woman Alleges Harassment by Firm IT Director (access required)

A female plaintiff has exhausted her claims for sexual harassment and hostile environment based on persistent advances by the director of information technology at an architectural firm, who allegedly coerced her into a sexual encounter; the Richmond U.S. District Court ...

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Minimize employment claims by training supervisors (access required)

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Statistics and anecdotal information continue to show that discrimination and retaliation claims are on the rise. Verdicts are larger than ever as juries lose patience with companies unable to reign in managers who engage in questionable conduct. Legal costs rise, ...

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