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Fired employee could sue for blood safety claim (access required)

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An American Red Cross employee can  sue  for  retaliatory termination after she reported a supervisor’s alleged contamination of personnel and blood products while drawing blood from two donors, a Norfolk federal court has ruled. When the employee was fired several ...

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Football Player Wins ERISA Claim for CTE Disability (access required)

In denying disability benefits to professional football player Jesse Solomon, who sustained more than 69,000 full-speed contact hits during his nine-year NFL career, the plan administrator for an NFL retirement and disability plan failed to follow a reasoned process, explain ...

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The rise of mental health disabilities in the workplace

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More on Employment Law in Virginia By Declan Leonard and Nick Johnson Ten years ago, it was not entire­ly clear whether an employee suffering from a mental health disorder was considered to have a “disability,” as defined under the Americans ...

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