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Employer’s Harassment Response was ‘Reasonable’ (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court denies reconsideration of its earlier summary judgment for employer in plaintiff’s suit alleging sexual harassment and retaliation based on a co-worker’s interest in dating plaintiff. Plaintiff worked for a contractor that handled defendant Elizabeth Arden’s ...

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No Race Bias Claim for Skype Interview (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s suit alleging defendant Apple did not hire him for an “At-Home Advisor” position because he is a white male, based on defendant having interviewed him over Skype and allegedly made its hiring decision ...

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‘State Secrets’ Halt CIA Agent’s Bias Suit (access required)

An African-American male plaintiff who alleges his employer, the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, discriminated against him on the basis of his race and his disability of narcolepsy, has his suit dismissed under defendant’s state secrets privilege; the Alexandria U.S. District ...

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Court Excludes EEOC ‘Background Check’ Expert (access required)

The EEOC cannot make a prima facie case that employer credit and criminal background  checks violate Title VII with a statistical report that is “rife with analytical errors” and “completely unreliable”; the 4th Circuit accepts the district court’s assessment of ...

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Doctor claims retaliation, sues former partners for $3M (access required)

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A Fredericksburg area cardiologist fired from his practice group says his former colleagues shortchanged him for calling out the office’s improper billing practices. Patrick J. Fitzsimmons has filed suit against Cardiology Associates of Fredericksburg for $3 million. Fitzsimmons claimed his ...

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