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Tag Archives: Employment Discrimination

Claims fail where employee wasn’t qualified for position (access required)

Where an employee’s doctor concluded he had significant physical restrictions, including limitations on lifting, standing, walking, bending, squatting, crawling, pushing and pulling, and many of these were requirements of the engineering technician position pursued by the employee, he was not ...

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Title IX complaint isn’t basis for Title VII retaliation (access required)

Where an investigator in Liberty University’s Office of Equity & Compliance, or OEC, alleged that Liberty retaliated against her for complaining that Liberty discriminated against a male student during its Title IX investigation and for participating in an investigation about ...

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Employee’s claims weren’t administratively exhausted (access required)

Where a former marketing specialist alleged claims for a hostile work environment based upon a disability and race, but she pursued only discrimination claims in her charge, never checked the “continuing action” box and pointed only to an isolated instance ...

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4th Circuit applies private sector standard to federal workers (access required)

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The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has applied the private sector “materially adverse” standard for retaliatory conduct to reverse the dismissal of a federal employee’s race-based retaliation and harassment claims under Title VII. The court held that Title VII’s ...

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Comment supports hostile work environment claim (access required)

Where a co-worker told a former African American Army employee that she could not understand African Americans because they cannot speak properly, and a supervisor allegedly made a comment connecting the abuses of chattel slavery to athletes of African descent, ...

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Recruit fails to plead facts showing discrimination (access required)

Where a Black female alleged she was treated differently than white mail recruits while training at the Prince William County Jail Basic Academy, but the complaint contained no facts showing that she and the “male and or white recruits” were ...

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Company defeats interference claim (access required)

Where a former employee asserted a claim for interference under the Rehabilitation Act, but she failed to plead facts showing any discriminatory intent by her employer, her claim was dismissed. Background Michele Pitts-Brown’s second amended complaint, or SAC, against her ...

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