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Fire chief terminated for unauthorized truck purchase (access required)

Where a battalion fire chief alleged he was terminated because of his age, but the record showed he was fired after he made an unauthorized purchase of a “brush truck,” the county was awarded summary judgment. Background Botetourt County hired ...

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Doctor’s termination was not retaliation (access required)

Where a doctor alleged that he was terminated days after he complained about allegedly being pressured to commit fraud regarding hospital admissions, but there were legitimate, non-discriminatory reasons for his termination that he failed to show were pretextual, the employer ...

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Nursing employee’s ADA claim can go forward (access required)

Where a skilled nursing facility employee alleged her medical issues prevented her from pulling, pushing and tugging on patients, but that she could perform the essential functions of wound care coordinator if given reasonable accommodation, her disability discrimination claim survives ...

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Former Richmond teacher alleges race discrimination (access required)

Where a Black teacher alleged a school principal elevated her teaching assistant over her while not interfering in the relationship between other white teachers and their assistants, she plausibly alleged a claim for race discrimination. Background Sherie Ashanti, a Black ...

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Staffing company sued for tortious interference (access required)

Where a staffing company allegedly engaged in “sharp dealing” when it induced employees to breach valid restrictive covenants with their prior employer, the tortious interference claim survived a motion to dismiss. Background Apex Systems LLC alleges that Beacon Hill Staffing ...

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Research assistant’s retaliation claims dismissed (access required)

Where a graduate research assistant alleged that the University of Virginia retaliated against him after he complained about his advisor’s conduct, but there was almost one year between his complaint and the next alleged adverse action, and it was nearly ...

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