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Town must produce attorney’s report (access required)

Where the Town of Front Royal retained an attorney to conduct an investigation into a town clerk’s discrimination complaints, it must produce communications regarding the investigation, the attorney’s conclusions and her advice about any remedial measures to address the alleged ...

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Male employee said sex bias played role in firing (access required)

Where a company executive allegedly told a male employee that it was easier to terminate him than contend with his female coworker who accused him of sex harassment, the employer’s motion for summary judgment was denied. Background Robert Whitley worked ...

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Medical assistant can pursue race discrimination claim (access required)

Where a former medical assistant for the University of Virginia Medical Center alleged her termination was the result of race discrimination, at the motion to dismiss stage UVA could not rely on her termination document to argue that she was ...

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Former employee’s retaliation claim survives dismissal (access required)

Where a former bank employee alleged she was the victim of continuous animus and retaliatory conduct after she complained that another employee’s termination was “not right,” and that the differing treatment culminated in her termination, she plausibly alleged a claim ...

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Ex-paramour’s quid pro quo sex harassment claim fails (access required)

Where the former girlfriend of a company owner, who also worked at the company, alleged that the owner made “unwelcome” sexual advances, but the owner did not know she was ending their relationship at the time, and any animus against ...

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Title VII doesn’t apply to individual supervisors (access required)

Because Title VII does not provide a remedy against individual defendants who do not qualify as “employers,” the claims of a former health system employee against her supervisors were dismissed. Background Karen Jones, appearing pro se, alleges that her former ...

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Government employee’s discrimination claims fail (access required)

Where a Department of State auditor alleged he was not selected for an assignment because of his race, color and sex, but the evidence showed there were legitimate business reasons for choosing someone else, including giving the opportunity to an ...

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‘Bowman’ claim can’t be based on VHRA violation (access required)

Where an employee relied on the public policy against age bias stated in the Virginia Human Rights Act, or VHRA, as a basis for a common-law wrongful termination claim, the claim was dismissed. When a Virginia statute already contains a ...

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Airport security officer fired for shoving another officer (access required)

Where video evidence showed a transportation security officer, or TSO, shoved another TSO officer at Dulles Airport, an investigation concluded the second officer was not the aggressor and the shoving violated the Transportation Security Agency, or TSA’s, code of conduct, ...

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