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Amtrak employee’s Title VII claims must be arbitrated

Where an Amtrak employee alleged that she was subjected to discrimination made unlawful under Title VII, but her claims necessitated the “interpretation or application” of a collective bargaining agreement, they were subject to arbitration under the Railway Labor Act. Background ...

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Fireman alleges retaliation because of political beliefs

Where a Lynchburg fireman alleged that city officials investigated and disciplined him because of his speech on a political issue, he plausibly alleged a First Amendment retaliation claim. Background Martin Misjuns contends that he was subjected to a pattern of ...

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Conditional class certified in bartender/barback wage suit

Where bartenders and barbacks who worked at a music festival in 2021 and 2022 raised similar issues regarding whether they were paid minimum wage, overtime and tips required by federal and Virginia law, a class was conditionally certified. Background Plaintiffs ...

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Court won’t reconsider dismissal of Title VII claim

Where a woman allegedly complained about how a university was conducting an investigation of a male student, that wasn’t protected activity under Title VII. As such, the court refused to reconsider its order dismissing the woman’s Title VII retaliation claim. ...

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