Tag Archives: Employment

Reinstatement didn’t exceed arbitrator’s jurisdiction (access required)

An arbitrator did not exceed his jurisdiction in reversing United Airlines’ decision to terminate a pilot accused of retaliation. The arbitrator acknowledged the retaliation standard from United’s policy and the definition applied by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and sufficiently ...

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Remote depositions of plaintiffs in Mexico allowed  (access required)

Although the defendant argued the claims of plaintiffs who are unable to travel to Richmond from Mexico for depositions because of COVID restrictions should be severed, this request was denied. Instead, the defendants can take their depositions via remote means. ...

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Transgender plaintiff alleges retaliation by DMV employees (access required)

Where a transgender plaintiff alleged that one DMV employee specifically adopted a dress code policy that was directed at her, and that a second employee forced her to resign shortly after she “begin presenting” as a female, those allegations  were ...

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Defaulting employer liable for overtime wages and fees (access required)

Where an employer never responded to the employee’s claims for unpaid overtime wages and liquidated damages, the employee was awarded $3,920 in overtime wages, an equal amount as liquidated damages and $8,329.75 in attorneys’ fees and costs. Background Plaintiff filed ...

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Firefighter promotion policy changes cannot be grieved (access required)

The Fairfax County executive properly determined that firefighter captains are not entitled to invoke grievance procedures to challenge changes to county policies governing promotions and filling vacancies in the Fire and Rescue Department. Overview In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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