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Race bias claim over defense agency training goes forward (access required)

A former employee of the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Branch, or DLA Avn, sufficiently pleaded that he was denied training because of his race. However, he failed to plead sufficient facts to support claims for a racially-motivated poor evaluation, failure to ...

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Alleged retaliation by Army is a jury question (access required)

Although a former Army employee did not administratively exhaust her constructive discharge claim and the Army prevailed on claims for discrimination and disparate treatment based on gender, disability bias and failure to accommodate, a jury will decide if the Army ...

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Former city registrar’s ADA claims dismissed (access required)

Although the former registrar for the City of Hopewell alleged it did not  reasonably accommodate her “known physical impairments,” her claims for disability discrimination, failure to accommodate and retaliation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, were dismissed because ...

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Claim against school board for disparate treatment allowed (access required)

Where a former employee sufficiently pleaded a causal connection between her discrimination charges and a subsequent demotion, her Title VII retaliation claim survived a motion to dismiss. Background Plaintiff Dr. Cherie C. Whitehurst’s amended complaint raises two counts, which share ...

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Hostile environment claim against grocery goes forward (access required)

Where a former employee failed to plead facts showing Food Lion denied her requested accommodation and conceded that her defamation claims were time-barred, those counts were dismissed. But because she plausibly alleged she experienced a hostile work environment due to ...

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Virginia Tech not liable for hostile work environment, bias (access required)

Where a former employee did not show severe or pervasive harassment or that she was constructively discharged, Virginia Tech and the state prevailed on hostile work environment, discrimination and retaliation claims. Background On June 19, 2018, Dr. Kimberly Renae Andrews ...

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PTSD plaintiff fails to allege bias, hostile work environment (access required)

Where an employee’s complaint did not allege facts showing her race or gender were reasons for her employer’s actions, that she experienced a hostile work environment or suffered an adverse employment action, her claims were dismissed, albeit with leave to ...

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