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Firing result of alleged sexual conduct, not bias (access required)

Where a female supervisor alleged her termination, following an investigation of alleged inappropriate sexual conduct in a supply closet, was sex discrimination, but the male store manager who was in the supply closet was also terminated, the store prevailed on ...

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No evidence that HR investigation was pretextual (access required)

Where an employee terminated for cursing, insubordination and threats alleged his firing was actually unlawful retaliation, the investigation into his conduct was not “obviously inadequate” and there was no evidence it was pretext. Background Tremayne A. Powell appeals from the ...

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Manager axed over employee injuries, not age (access required)

Where the record showed a manufacturing manager was terminated because of a consistent increase in the number of Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, recordable injuries at his plant, his age discrimination claim failed as a matter of law. ...

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Lack of comparators dooms pay bias claim (access required)

Where a Walmart bakery/deli division area manager alleged she was paid less because of her gender, but her male comparators held different jobs and had different duties, skills and relevant work experience, Walmart was granted summary judgment. Background Stephanie Chapman ...

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Bias allegations related to ‘quid pro quo’ claim (access required)

Where a former public service employee’s discrimination claim did not expressly allege “quid pro quo” harassment, but it did allege that her supervisor demanded she endure his harassment in exchange for continued employment, and reassigned her because she refused, those ...

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Creation of job-share not required by ADA (access required)

Where there was no existing “job sharing” position available for the pharmaceutical sales representative in the district, the company had no duty to create one in order to reasonably accommodate her disability. Although the company had previously permitted her to ...

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Ex-employee’s discrimination case can proceed (access required)

Where the former Veterans Affairs’ medical center employee alleged his supervisor treated him differently because of his race and religion, that the supervisor’s actions resulted in lower wages and that the supervisor had a history of treating other similarly situated ...

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