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Tag Archives: Race Discrimination

Labor & Employment – Civil Rights – Race Discrimination Claim – Job Elimination – Other Positions – Religious Organization – First Amendment (access required)

McCallum v. Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Even though the African-American plaintiff’s position was eliminated as a result of her boss’s changing responsibilities, and even though defendant did not place plaintiff in any of its open positions, plaintiff has failed to show that defendant discriminated against her on the basis of race.

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Labor & Employment – Civil Rights — Race Discrimination – Retaliation Claim – Termination – FMLA Leave – Failure to Promote (access required)

Whitaker v. Nash County Although plaintiff did file an EEOC charge alleging race discrimination, since (1) her doctor would not certify her as fit at the end of her 12 weeks of FMLA leave, (2) defendants determined that plaintiff’s position was critical, and (3) plaintiff did not take defendants up on their offer to suggest accommodations, plaintiff has not shown that her termination was in retaliation for her EEOC charge.

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Federal or state? Employment lawyers have strong preferences on venue (access required)

An attorney with an employment-discrimination case will most likely take the case to the nearest county courthouse to be heard by a state judge. But just as likely, the defense counsel for the employer will have it removed to federal ...

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Labor & Employment – Race & Sex Discrimination – Police Academy – Sexual Harassment – Hostile Environment (access required)

Mosby-Grant v. City of Hagerstown (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-01-1238, 21 pp.) (Gregory, J.) No. 09-2161, Dec. 20, 2010; USDC at Baltimore (Legg, J.) 4th Cir. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: The 4th Circuit reverses summary ...

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