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Tag Archives: Sex Discrimination

Labor & Employment – Civil Rights – Title VII — Sex Discrimination – Sexual Harassment – Stalking & Threats — Defamation (access required)

Dulaney v. Packaging Corp. of America A female production worker at a Roanoke packaging plant who alleges the male employee who supervised her shift sexually harassed her by stalking her, threatening her with disciplinary action if she did not have sex with him and told other employees she was a “whore” and had a sexually transmitted disease, can pursue her Title VII claim, as the 4th Circuit vacates summary judgment for the employer.

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Labor & Employment – Civil Rights – Sex Discrimination – Civil Practice – Class Action (access required)

Scott v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc. Where the complaint alleges that plaintiffs were discriminated against based on their gender as a result of subjective decisions made at the local store level, they cannot satisfy the commonality requirement of Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(a). Defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ class action claims is granted. Plaintiffs allege that defendant discriminates on the basis of sex by paying female store managers less than male store managers.

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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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Bar continues debate on non-discrimination preamble (access required)

The Ethics Committee of the State Bar considered a controversial amendment to the preamble to the Rules of Professional Conduct at its quarterly meeting late last week in Pinehurst. The original amended language provided that a lawyer, "[w]hile employed in a professional capacity ... should avoid knowingly manifesting through word or deed or bias or prejudice based upon a person's race, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or other protected status or personal characteristic." Alice Mine (pictured) serves as ethics counsel for the State Bar. [...]

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