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Supreme Court sides with employers on retaliation suits

Workers who allege that their employer retaliated against them must meet a higher burden than merely showing that the desire to retaliate was one motivating factor, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that vacates a $3.4 million jury verdict.

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EEOC files discrimination lawsuit against Virginia-based company

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against a Virginia-based company. The commission announced the lawsuit Monday against Performance Food Group Inc. The company did not immediately return a call seeking comment. The commission alleges ...

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D.C. circuit reviewing judge’s alleged misconduct

WASHINGTON — A council of federal judges in Washington will look into a misconduct complaint against a conservative judge who is alleged to have made racially discriminatory comments. Judge Edith Jones of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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4th Circuit affirms ruling against ex-restaurant owner

The former owners of a defunct Owings Mills bar and grill have lost another round in their claim that their ex-landlord violated federal civil rights laws by trying to drive them out of business because more black people were frequenting the restaurant.

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Former female guard alleges sexual assault, harassment

A former state corrections officer was assaulted by a boss who implied she could advance through sexual favors and harassed by fellow officers who called her “Barbie” and pulled on her hair, according to a complaint filed last week in federal court.

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