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Lack of pervasive harassment dooms hostile work claim (access required)

Although the record showed the former operating room technician had multiple issues with employees, the alleged conduct, which included three direct confrontations, one overheard conversation and complaints made out of the employee’s presence, was not sufficiently severe or pervasive to ...

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Lack of pervasive harassment dooms hostile work claim (access required)

Although the record showed the former operating room technician had multiple issues with employees, the alleged conduct, which included three direct confrontations, one overheard conversation and complaints made out of the employee’s presence, was not sufficiently severe or pervasive to ...

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Restaurant employee fired for legitimate business reasons (access required)

A longtime employee who was terminated after being repeatedly counseled about safety and cleanliness issues failed to show the termination was because of his race or age. Instead, the court held the termination was for legitimate business reasons. Background Gary ...

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Breach suit prompts retaliation counterclaim (access required)

Where an employer brought a breach of contract action against an employee only two months after the employee filed a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the employee had a counterclaim for retaliation under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, but ...

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Denial of tenure not a deprivation of liberty (access required)

Employee’s denial of tenure was insufficient to constitute a deprivation of liberty, and the employee’s claims that the denial constituted discrimination and retaliation based on his disability were time-barred because they were not filed within one year after the denial. ...

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Employee could bring counterclaim for retaliation (access required)

Where an employer brought a breach of contract action against an employee only two months after the employee filed a discrimination charged with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the employee had a counterclaim for retaliation under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, but ...

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Medical school and doctors not liable for discrimination (access required)

A university medical school and two doctors did not discriminate, retaliate or subject the plaintiff doctor to a hostile work environment. Background Afraaz R. Irani filed suit against Palmetto Health; the University of South Carolina School of Medicine; David E. ...

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Rejecting a supervisor’s advances is protected activity (access required)

Although there is a split among circuits that have addressed whether an employee who rejects her supervisor’s advances and is later terminated states a claim for retaliation under Title VII, and Fourth Circuit has never decided the issue, the court ...

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