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Appellant disqualified for benefits due to misconduct (access required)

Even though appellant’s employer, after prevailing before a Virginia Employment Commission deputy commissioner, stated it would not participate in further proceedings, the commission continued to find that appellant was disqualified from receiving benefits. “The circuit court upheld the VEC’s determination. ...

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‘Single nugget of misconduct’: Evidence of pretextual firing saves ADA claim (access required)

An employee who routinely received above-average performance reviews and received the highest rating possible in her last two reviews before her termination will have her discrimination case heard by a jury. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the ...

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FCA retaliation claim survives motion to dismiss (access required)

Where a former employee alleged that she repeatedly complained to upper management that the company was reporting false information to the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, or DMAS, including in the six months leading up to her termination, her ...

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Out-of-state resident subject to VA choice-of-venue clause (access required)

Where a woman who works and resides in Massachusetts agreed to a Virginia choice-of-venue clause in her employment agreement, the clause was enforceable when the company sued her alleging she wrongfully competed with it after she resigned. Background Susan LePage, ...

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