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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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Withdrawal of job offer due to body mass index did not violate the ADA (access required)

An employer that withdrew a job offer to a prospective employee after a physical revealed that the prospective employee had a body mass index that qualified as obese did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act where the employer was ...

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Individual and collective actions for same claim not OK (access required)

Where a plaintiff opted-in to a collective employment discrimination action after filing an individual employment discrimination action containing overlapping claims and allegations, the plaintiff was dismissed from the collective action. Background Joseph H. Andreana is the named plaintiff in a ...

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Employee’s depression led to absences and tardiness (access required)

Where an employee’s depression resulted in repeated absences and tardiness from work, her employer’s refusal to offer her a permanent position did not constitute unlawful discrimination or retaliation. Background In March 2011, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence ...

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