When court-watchers talk about the changing reputation of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, they often point to high-profile political and criminal cases. Lawyers in the trenches have noticed other changes too, especially in civil rights and employment cases. ...Read More »
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While a stagnant economy means a tough job market for many lawyers, legal staffing experts predict that attorneys with specialized skills will continue to find themselves in high demand in 2013. It’s a “specialist economy” for the legal profession, said ...Read More »
Nearly every sizeable employer in the United States has an internal complaint procedure to protect victims of unlawful harassment and discrimination. Such procedures normally entail a “1-800” phone number to which the employee can report harassment and discrimination free from ...
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A plan administrator abused its discretion in denying claimant ERISA disability benefits under the plan’s “own occupation” standard, as it did not explain how claimant was expected to perform the 20 percent of her job duties that were not sedentary, ...Read More »
An employer who was hurt and suspicious when he discovered defendant employee had formed a separate company working with two other employees, did not have a good faith basis for suing the former employee on conversion and trade secret claims, ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has opened the door to claims against individual supervisors who take part in the unlawful firing of an employee. The Nov. 1 decision in VanBuren v. Grubb (VLW 012-6-143), decided 4-3, is a victory for ...
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A nurse employed by a medical center who alleged she was groped, sexually harassed then terminated, by a supervising physician who owned the medical center, has a common law wrongful discharge tort claim against the physician, the Supreme Court of ...Read More »