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Tag Archives: Judge James F. Watson

No standing to challenge school transgender policy

Where the Virginia Department of Education developed a guidance document containing model policies for local school boards to use when adopting policies for the treatment of transgender students, plaintiffs lack standing to sue because they have not been aggrieved by ...

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Disclosure ordered for employees’ petition

Where plaintiff seeks documents from defendant municipality under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, an employee petition to the personnel committee to discuss complaints and concerns about the town manager is not exempt from disclosure. Background Hawkins sought mandamus relief ...

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Employer did not prove misconduct

The court reverses the Virginia Employment Commission’s finding that an unemployment benefits claimant who slept on the job committed misconduct that disqualified him from benefits. The commission concluded that the sleeping incident was “clearly inappropriate and a violation of company ...

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