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PTO did not discriminate or retaliate against ex-employee (access required)

The Merit Systems Protection Board, or MSPB, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission did not err in upholding the dismissal of plaintiff from the Patent and Trademark Office. The plaintiff failed to exhaust his administrative remedies or did not engage ...

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Town must face retaliation claim by former town attorney (access required)

The former attorney for the Town of Abingdon, who suffers from anxiety, depression and metallosis, alleged facts that, if true, supported a constructive discharge theory, and she alleges that after she filed her EEOC charges, the town’s behavior worsened. But ...

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No basis found for award of punitive damages in harassment case (access required)

Although AutoZone remained liable for compensatory damages awarded to a former employee because of sexual harassment by a co-worker, the punitive damages award was vacated because there was insufficient evidence his managers engaged in intentionally discriminatory practices themselves with malice ...

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Company response forecloses hostile environment liability (access required)

A viable hostile work environment claim based on a co-worker’s conduct requires facts showing the employer knew, or should have known, about the harassment and failed to take action to stop it. Here, because the complaint alleged Best Buy successfully ...

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State agency sued for bias by employee from Togo (access required)

The plaintiff, an African American immigrant from Togo, successfully alleges that although he had “the most seniority” and was “the most qualified,” the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, or VDACS, promoted a white woman to a supervisor position. ...

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Default vacated after employer advances meritorious defense (access required)

A plaintiff’s motion for a default judgment against his employer was denied because the employer was “reasonably” prompt in moving to vacate default, proffered a meritorious defense to the discrimination, retaliation and hostile work environment claims, including that the plaintiff ...

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University researcher’s bias claims are untimely or unsupported (access required)

Where a Virginia State University researcher failed to allege any discriminatory conduct that occurred within 300 days from the date she filed with EEOC, her disparate treatment, failure to promote and retaliation claims were time barred. Her failure to plead ...

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