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Doctor’s race discrimination claim dismissed (access required)

Where an Indian doctor alleged that she was denied privileges because of her race, but her complaint contained only vague and conclusory allegations that the hospital denied other physicians of Indian descent clinical privileges before or had a different peer ...

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Employee terminated for ‘excessive absenteeism’ (access required)

Where a government employee’s position demanded at least some consistent, predictable attendance, her excessive absenteeism meant she was no longer able to perform her job. Background Janet O’Meara asserts four claims under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: disability discrimination, retaliation, ...

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‘Amorphous’ mention of wage violations not protected activity (access required)

Where a manager made an “amorphous” mention of possible wage law violations and attempted to introduce pay incentives and a bonus program to combat low employee morale, his conduct was not “protected activity” under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Background ...

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Fire chief terminated for unauthorized truck purchase (access required)

Where a battalion fire chief alleged he was terminated because of his age, but the record showed he was fired after he made an unauthorized purchase of a “brush truck,” the county was awarded summary judgment. Background Botetourt County hired ...

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Nursing employee’s ADA claim can go forward (access required)

Where a skilled nursing facility employee alleged her medical issues prevented her from pulling, pushing and tugging on patients, but that she could perform the essential functions of wound care coordinator if given reasonable accommodation, her disability discrimination claim survives ...

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Former Richmond teacher alleges race discrimination (access required)

Where a Black teacher alleged a school principal elevated her teaching assistant over her while not interfering in the relationship between other white teachers and their assistants, she plausibly alleged a claim for race discrimination. Background Sherie Ashanti, a Black ...

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Research assistant’s retaliation claims dismissed (access required)

Where a graduate research assistant alleged that the University of Virginia retaliated against him after he complained about his advisor’s conduct, but there was almost one year between his complaint and the next alleged adverse action, and it was nearly ...

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