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WDVA: ADEA claim fails after “sham affidavit” ruling (access required)

A federal district judge granted defendants summary judgment after striking the plaintiff’s post-deposition declaration. The court found “egregious” inconsistencies between the declaration and prior deposition testimony. Background Plaintiff Kimberly S. Moore worked as a hospital admissions clerk since 1991. Defendant ...

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WDVA: Jury to consider hostile-work-environment claim (access required)

An African-American employee, fired based on her employer’s reasonable belief that she had mishandled company funds, can proceed to trial on her claim of hostile work environment based on both race and sex, despite evidence that she failed to disclose ...

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4th Cir.: Termination unrelated to offensive comments (access required)

Despite his supervisor’s racially-tinged comments, a VDOT employee’s termination was not plausibly connected to racial or religious discrimination but was instead the result of unsatisfactory performance. Background Appellant Sinan Rayyan is a Muslim Arab-American who worked as a professional engineer ...

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Firefighter presented triable Title VII issues (access required)

A reasonable jury could find that Defendant/Appellee Fairfax County did not adequately address a firefighter’s complaints of harassment and that it retaliated against her after she complained, the court of appeals held; thus, summary judgment for the County was improper. ...

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City attorney’s discrimination claims dismissed (access required)

In a Deputy City Attorney’s lawsuit asserting various discrimination claims, the court granted Defendant City of Hampton’s motion for judgment on the pleadings, but with limited leave to amend with allegations supporting disparate treatment. Plaintiff Veronica Meade is an African-American ...

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HS counselor can’t prove discrimination (access required)

The court granted summary judgment to Prince William County School Board on discrimination claims by Plaintiff Kwame Yeboah-Kankam, an African-American male originally from Ghana. The court also dismissed Yeboah’s claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Yeboah was hired as ...

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Retaliation claim defeated by justifiable termination (access required)

No reasonable juror could find that Plaintiff Mary David was subject to unlawful sex discrimination or retaliation by her employer, Defendant Winchester Medical Center, the district court said. David, WMC’s Director of Critical Care, alleged that Dr. Nicolas C. Restrepo’s ...

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Despite Salary Schedule, Jury Could Find Unequal Pay (access required)

Overturning the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in an equal-pay case, the circuit court held that an employer did not prove its affirmative defenses so convincingly that a juror would be compelled to accept them. The Maryland Insurance Administration, ...

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