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Tag Archives: Employment Law

Nursing employee’s ADA claim proceeds (access required)

A nursing employee’s claims that her former employer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, by failing to accommodate her disability survived a motion to dismiss filed by the employer. A motion to dismiss by an individual defendant in ...

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Headaches meet test for woman’s ADA claim (access required)

Unpredictable, debilitating migraine headaches alleged by a former employee are enough to support a wrongful termination claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to a ruling from an Abingdon federal judge. The plaintiff contends her stroke-like headaches left her ...

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Federal court denies summary judgment in Title VII case (access required)

A federal court denied a Virginia school board’s motion for summary judgment in a Title VII case alleging gender-based discrimination in pay. The case, Barnett v. Roanoke County School Board, will now proceed to trial. United States District Judge Thomas ...

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Disregard of court orders nets default judgment (access required)

An employee who filed an employment discrimination claim against his former employer was prejudiced when the company failed to respond to discovery despite repeated motions and court orders. U.S. District Judge Roderick C. Young rejected the defendant’s argument that discovery ...

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Virginia adopts updated COVID-19 workplace safety rules (access required)

Much attention has been placed on efforts at the federal level to control the spread of COVID-19 in the country’s workplaces, including President Joe Biden’s announcement in early September that workplaces of more than 100 workers would have to require ...

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Jury will decide if employee agreed to arbitration (access required)

An employer said an employee agreed to arbitrate employment-related claims against the company, but the employee denied signing any such agreement. Now, a jury must decide if an agreement to arbitrate was reached. U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela Meade Sargent of ...

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