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Firing upheld for ‘false’ report of harassment (access required)

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An employer may fire an employee who reported a coworker’s sexual harassment claim, when the employer’s investigation determined the reporting employee fabricated the claim, a federal appeals court said on June 7. The employee said she reported the coworker’s claim ...

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Pipefitter Wins Benefits for COPD, Fracture (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds an award of medical benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act for a pipefitter’s treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including his treatment for a vertebra fracture diagnosed as having been related to claimant’s ...

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Agency Nurse Covered by Hospital Policy (access required)

A staffing agency nurse assigned to a hospital has malpractice coverage under the hospital policy’s professional liabil­ity coverage, even though the hospital policy’s general liability provision ex­cludes an agency nurse from coverage; the 4th Circuit affirms judgment for the agency ...

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