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Judgment denied to former hotel employees (access required)

Where two persons moved for summary judgment on their claims that they were unjustly and inappropriately terminated from their positions at a Martinsville hotel, but they relied only on unsupported, conclusory statements, their motion was denied. Background This dispute dates ...

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Title IX complaint isn’t basis for Title VII retaliation (access required)

Where an investigator in Liberty University’s Office of Equity & Compliance, or OEC, alleged that Liberty retaliated against her for complaining that Liberty discriminated against a male student during its Title IX investigation and for participating in an investigation about ...

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Employee’s claims weren’t administratively exhausted (access required)

Where a former marketing specialist alleged claims for a hostile work environment based upon a disability and race, but she pursued only discrimination claims in her charge, never checked the “continuing action” box and pointed only to an isolated instance ...

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Confidentiality order entered in retaliation suit (access required)

Where a doctor suing her former government contractor employer for retaliation argued the magistrate judge erred in adopting a confidentiality order that designated government confidential documents as confidential, her argument was rejected. A contract required the contractor to keep the ...

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Comment supports hostile work environment claim (access required)

Where a co-worker told a former African American Army employee that she could not understand African Americans because they cannot speak properly, and a supervisor allegedly made a comment connecting the abuses of chattel slavery to athletes of African descent, ...

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‘Safe harbor’ defense rejected in imprudent investment suit (access required)

Where an employee alleged her employer breached its fiduciary duty under ERISA by maintaining an allegedly imprudent investment option in its retirement plan, ERISA’s safe harbor did not apply to her decision to remain invested in that fund. The safe ...

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