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Recent Fourth Circuit Employment Decisions

The Fourth Circuit has published a couple of opinions on employment law cases in recent weeks. The first case, Bonds v. Leavitt, concerned a federal employee’s suit against the Department of Health and Human Services, which alleged Title VII cl… Read More
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Two Employment Decisions from the Supreme Court

On May 24, the Supreme Court issued two employment-related opinions. The first, Lewis v. Chicago, concerned the filing deadline for disparate impact discrimination cases under Title VII. The black firefighter plaintiffs in the case sought to challeng… Read More
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Fourth Circuit Rules for Plaintiff in Significant Gender Discrimination Opinion

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a ringing opinion for employees in Merritt v. Old Dominion Freight Lines, a gender discrimination case until Title VII. The Court’s discussion of gender discrimination, sex stereotyping, and a… Read More
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Fourth Circuit Rules for Plaintiff in Sexual Harassment Case

In Whitten v. Fred’s, Inc., the Fourth Circuit issued an important ruling in a sexual harassment case. The Court concluded that the company-defendant could held liable for sexual harassment by its manager, even if the manager did not have the a… Read More
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Fourth Circuit Affirms Sexual Harassment Verdict

In King v. McMillan, the Fourth Circuit affirmed a jury verdict and the court’s rulings in a sexual harassment case. The plaintiff, a former deputy in a sheriff’s office, had been sexually harassed by the sheriff over several years. A jur… Read More
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4th Circuit Rules for Class Certification in Racial Discrimination Case

In Brown v. Nucor Corporation, the 4th Circuit reversed the district court on the question of class certification. Under Title VII, the plaintiffs had brought racial discrimination claims of disparate treatment and disparate impact with regard to pro… Read More
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4th Circuit Rules for Plaintiff in Title VII Case

In EEOC v. Central Wholesalers, Inc., the 4th Circuit reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment to the employer. The court concluded that there was enough evidence for a jury to find that the plaintiff suffered from severe racial… Read More
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