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Prevailing employer awarded more than $4,800 in costs  (access required)

Although an employer that prevailed in a bias suit brought by a former employee could not recover its private process server fees, appearance/travel/postage costs associated with depositions or expedited hearing transcripts, it was nevertheless awarded more than $4,800 in costs, ...

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Reinstatement didn’t exceed arbitrator’s jurisdiction (access required)

An arbitrator did not exceed his jurisdiction in reversing United Airlines’ decision to terminate a pilot accused of retaliation. The arbitrator acknowledged the retaliation standard from United’s policy and the definition applied by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and sufficiently ...

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Remote depositions of plaintiffs in Mexico allowed  (access required)

Although the defendant argued the claims of plaintiffs who are unable to travel to Richmond from Mexico for depositions because of COVID restrictions should be severed, this request was denied. Instead, the defendants can take their depositions via remote means. ...

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Teacher’s claim of sexual harassment by student proceeds (access required)

A special education teacher can go forward with a hostile work environment claim against a school board on allegations that a student touched her genitals and lifted her dress in front of a class and that the sexual contact was ...

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Employer liable for retirement fund deficiency (access required)

An employer that underpaid its contributions to retirement plans is liable for the underpaid amount, interest, liquidated damages and other fees, totaling $249,348.25. Background In their amended complaint, filed on Sept. 13, 2016, plaintiffs brought two counts under the Employee ...

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