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Nov 30, 2020

Suit after failure to give COVID info nixed

A man who was terminated for failure to provide his employer information about his COVID-19 status or that of a family member who tested positive cannot sue the company, a federal judge in Norfolk has ruled. The plaintiff sought to use the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA, to bolster his […]

Sep 2, 2016

Lawyer can sue for delayed discharge

A lawyer who claimed she was kept on the job until she finished two important trials, and then fired 10 weeks after she complained about unequal pay, can sue her employer for retaliation. The lawyer, who worked for Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s office, had to link her termination to her earlier series of […]

Jul 28, 2016

Employer’s finding of resignation letter is not notice to quit

Even though an employer found a signed resignation letter in an envelope addressed to him on top of an employee’s desk, the employee had not given notice to quit her job, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. In this case, the employer accepted the resignation and terminated the woman immediately. That action prompted a lengthy […]

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