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School’s acts were not adverse employment actions (access required)

A woman’s assertion that her supervisor at VCU made several derogatory remarks about African-American women during a meeting was insufficient to support her discrimination and retaliation claims because she could not establish that the university’s actions, such as giving her ...

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Refusal to sign agreement sinks Title VII claim (access required)

The court agreed that Winchester Medical Center did not discriminate or retaliate against its former nursing director, finding there is no adverse employment action when an employer declines to pay discretionary severance benefits because a terminated employee refuses to sign ...

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Job dissatisfaction won’t back constructive discharge (access required)

A woman’s ADA discrimination and retaliation claims against Fairfax County failed because she could not show she suffered an adverse employment action. There was no evidence she was forced to leave her job nor had she been singled out for ...

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Private duty nurse recovers unpaid wages plus fees (access required)

A private duty nurse who sued her employer for violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act was awarded $20,910.75 for unpaid wages, an equal amount for liquidated damages plus attorney’s fees and costs. Background Only Choice employed therapists, medical social ...

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Union’s actions regarding trustees not a violation of trust or ERISA (access required)

The court granted summary judgment to a union sued by trustees of the Postal Union Welfare Benefit Trust, finding the union’s decision to shorten trustees’ terms of service, eliminate their staggered terms and their right to select their successors, and ...

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Officer waited too long to assert Rehab Act claims (access required)

The dismissal of a parole officer’s discrimination claims was upheld, because they were filed under the Rehabilitation Act, which is governed by the two-year statute of limitations in the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act rather than Maryland’s three-year statute of ...

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