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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 Claim – Title VII – Independent Contractor (access required)

Laredo v. CRST Malone, Inc. Where, if defendants had hired plaintiff, she would have been an independent contractor, plaintiff does not have a failure-to-hire claim under Title VII. Defendants’ motion for summary judgment is granted as to plaintiff’s Title VII claim. Plaintiff’s state-law emotional distress claim is dismissed without prejudice. Whether a party was or would have been an independent contractor is a question of law.

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