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Tag Archives: Employment Law

Restaurant ordered to pay overtime and attorneys’ fees (access required)

Where a former waiters’ assistant, busboy and janitor established that an Arlington restaurant did not pay him overtime, the waiter was awarded overtime wages and an equal amount in  liquidated damages for a total of $5,724. The restaurant was also ...

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State agency sued for bias by employee from Togo (access required)

The plaintiff, an African American immigrant from Togo, successfully alleges that although he had “the most seniority” and was “the most qualified,” the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, or VDACS, promoted a white woman to a supervisor position. ...

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Default vacated after employer advances meritorious defense (access required)

A plaintiff’s motion for a default judgment against his employer was denied because the employer was “reasonably” prompt in moving to vacate default, proffered a meritorious defense to the discrimination, retaliation and hostile work environment claims, including that the plaintiff ...

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Claim that termination based on refusal to join in criminal act fails (access required)

The former employees’ amended complaint did not allege facts plausibly suggesting they were asked or directed to engage in a criminal act by insurance providers that could lead to prosecution under Virginia law, or that their termination was based on ...

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Employee’s report was beyond scope of anti-retaliation statutes (access required)

Where a former employee alleged he was terminated for reporting  to his superiors that the company was underreporting profits on nongovernmental commercial contracts, he did not have a viable retaliation claim under the Defense Contractor Whistleblower Protection Act or the ...

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Hostile environment claim against UR dismissed (access required)

A former Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Richmond who alleged the Dean criticized and humiliated her, stripped her of responsibilities and barred her from working with other personnel, causing her to resign, ...

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Complaints from cheerleaders, parents support coach’s termination (access required)

A cheerleading coach who worked on a defense base in Japan failed to show her age or race was the reason for her termination. The record showed multiple complaints from parents and cheerleaders, including that the coach was late to ...

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Ineligibility for leave dooms FMLA retaliation claim (access required)

An employee who was not eligible for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act cannot assert an FMLA retaliation claim. The plaintiff’s Title VII retaliation claim also did not survive summary judgment because her general gripes were not protected ...

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