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Tag Archives: Employment Discrimination

Paper company prevails on Title VII, pay claims (access required)

Where a plaintiff brought gender and race discrimination claims against International Paper Company alleging it subjected her to a hostile work environment that resulted in her constructive discharge, paid her unequally and retaliated against her, the record did not support ...

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Claims of employee who falsified documents dismissed (access required)

Where a water waste treatment plant employee was terminated after falsifying official documents by back-dating them, he could not sue for discrimination because he could not demonstrate that the reasons for his termination were pretextual. Background In 2006, Henry Sliwinski, ...

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Withdrawal of job offer based on obesity alone was not illegal (access required)

Where an employer withdrew a job offer based on the prospective employee’s high body mass index, or BMI, the employer did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. Background On April 16, 2018, Matthew Sturgill applied for a conductor position ...

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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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