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Published on December 2, 2016

Employment Litigation Weekly Recap

Purdue accused of violating Civil Rights Act

A Journal & Courier investigation uncovered that the university’s police department has been the target of a federal civil rights investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and now faces a discrimination and wrongful termination …

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Penn State College of Medicine wins in lawsuit appeal

The lawsuit claimed she had not been afforded adequate due process and her termination after a little more than two years employment breached her agreement. The appeals court rejected those claims and stated relative to the breach of contract argument, …

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Former employee of TA Center alleges rape and harassment by manager

A former employee of the Whitestown TA Travel Center has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was sexually harassed and raped by her supervisor, then fired when she refused his advances.

The employee filed a civil lawsuit Monday against TA Operating, LLC, …

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Lawsuit against Louisiana College could settle

http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/local/education/2016/12/02/lawsuit-against-louisiana-college-could-settle/94316800/While both sides of the suit agree that Aguillard’s employment agreement with the school included a provision for arbitration, they disagree on whether the former president waived that right.

Both parties agree that the court must determine this before …

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Sarasota Military Academy lawsuit moves forward

http://www.yourobserver.com/article/sarasota-military-academy-lawsuit-moves-forwardIn SMA’s motion to dismiss Eddy’s lawsuit filed in September, attorney David Wallace, who is representing SMA, contended Eddy was nothing more than an at-will employee, meaning he could be fired without cause, and that portions of the legal complaint …

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NYU Hit With Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination and Retaliation

http://www.nyunews.com/2016/12/01/nyu-hit-with-lawsuit-alleging-discrimination-and-retaliation/Shem Semei Garrett, a 40-year-old painter at NYU, filed a discrimination lawsuit against the university on Tuesday.

He began working at NYU in 1989, became a full-time employee in 1999 and is still employed by the university.

Garrett claims to have …

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This lawsuit could have major impact on LGBTQ employment protections

Prompting this rare assembly is a lawsuit that could have a major impact on the employment rights of gays and lesbians.

Attorney Greg Nevins, director of the Workplace Fairness Program at Lambda Legal and the LGBT advocacy group’s point person on …

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Former Brevard School employee alleges discrimination

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2016/11/29/former-brevard-schools-employee-alleges-discrimination/94607318/A former employee of Brevard Public Schools is suing the School Board for what he alleges was racial discrimination, according to a lawsuit filed last Wednesday.

Lamar Burgess, who is black, was hired by the district in 1983 as a maintenance worker and …

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An Ex-Employee Is Suing Citigroup for Running a ‘Boys Club

http://fortune.com/2016/11/29/ex-employee-lawsuit-citigroup-boys-club/A former Citigroup financial adviser on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing the bank of running a “boys’ club” that favored men over women.

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Former employee files lawsuit against Norfolk City Manager Marcus Jones

He previously worked as a Naval officer for 29 years, the lawsuit says.

According to the suit, Andrews’ primary job as special assistant was to develop a program that would help vets transition from military service to employment in the private sector …

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Facebook Hit With Discrimination Lawsuit

http://fortune.com/2016/11/28/facebook-discrimination-lawsuit/The men’s complaint, filed in California, also describes a supervisor at the data center making repeated use of racial epithets and joking about another black employee’s allergy to bananas.

According to the lawsuit, Gary and Duffy informed Facebook’s …

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