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Tag Archives: Employment Discrimination

Plaintiff gets texts on county employee’s personal phone (access required)

Despite Page County’s objection to a magistrate judge’s ruling on a terminated employee’s discovery motion, the plaintiff is entitled to text messages on the personal cell phone of a county employee, communications between that employee and a county contractor and ...

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Termination based on lack of productivity, not complaints (access required)

Where a school human resources official was terminated, for a history of non-responsiveness and unproductiveness, the school board prevailed in proving her termination was not in retaliation for her complaints. Background Ms. Gooding-Williams raised three claims against FCSB. In Count ...

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Plaintiff’s ‘color’ claim within scope of administrative charge (access required)

Although the plaintiff’s claim did not expressly allege discrimination on the basis of color,  the administrative investigation revealed allegations of color discrimination that were reasonably related to the original race discrimination charge. Background Nikki A. Gardner began working as a ...

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Firefighter could sue county for failing to accommodate his PTSD (access required)

A firefighter did not need to specify the essential functions of his job with the Chesterfield Fire and Emergency Medical Services to sue the county for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by arbitrarily discontinuing an accommodation made for his ...

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Employee’s claims rejected because safety trumps disability (access required)

Where an employee was terminated because she could not wear required safety footwear due to a physical condition, General Dynamics had legitimate business reasons for enforcing its policy of requiring its workers to wear safety shoes. Background Plaintiff Shelia Holmes ...

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Female servers harassed by manager entitled to compensatory damages (access required)

Three female servers at a restaurant, who alleged that they complained to the owner of the restaurant about repeated sexual harassment by one of their managers and were ultimately forced to resign as a result of the harassment, were entitled ...

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School board did not retaliate against employee (access required)

A Fairfax County school employee failed to plausibly allege facts showing the school board or school officials retaliated against her for filing a prior employment lawsuit. Background Kathleen Munive alleges that defendants violated 42 U.S.C. § 1983 by retaliating against ...

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Employee fired five months after protected activity can’t sue (access required)

Where an employee had received negative performance reviews for five years before her termination, and her termination occurred at least five months after she engaged in any protected activity, she could not pursue claims of retaliation against her employer. Background ...

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Resignation precludes discrimination claims (access required)

An employee’s resignation prior to her reassignment made it impossible to evaluate whether the reassignment could be considered an adverse employment action, and because the resignation was not the result of intolerable working conditions such that it could be deemed ...

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