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CFO discharged five months after filing complaint stated retaliation claim (access required)

A CFO who was terminated five months after filing a complaint with the Office of State Inspector General alleging financial wrongdoing by the executive director could proceed on his claims of retaliatory discharge, but he failed to show that any ...

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Change from full-time to part-time not an adverse action (access required)

Where an employee voluntarily left her employment after her position was downgraded from full-time to part time, she was not constructively discharged. and the change did not constitute an adverse employment action sufficient to establish a prima facie case of ...

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Driver fired over sick day has valid discrimination claim (access required)

A garbage truck driver who was terminated for job abandonment after missing a single day of work due to illness has a valid employment discrimination claim because his performance was satisfactory, his employer’s changing rationale for the termination suggested pretext ...

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Lack of pervasive harassment dooms hostile work claim (access required)

Although the record showed the former operating room technician had multiple issues with employees, the alleged conduct, which included three direct confrontations, one overheard conversation and complaints made out of the employee’s presence, was not sufficiently severe or pervasive to ...

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Employees must be compensated for attending job training (access required)

Only the plaintiffs who received right-to-sue letters from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission more than 180 days after filing their EEOC charges could proceed on their discrimination and retaliation claims, but all plaintiffs adequately alleged violations of the Fair Labor ...

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