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Employment Law

Jury in Eastern District of Va. Awards Nearly $750k to Plaintiff in Sect. 1981 Retaliation Case

In this Section 1981 Equal Rights case, the employer was found to have unlawfully retaliated against an employee for merely bringing potentially discriminatory trends to the company’s attention. This large jury verdict out of the Eastern District of Virginia once again showcases how retaliatory conduct can be very costly for employers of all sizes.

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Employment Law

No Retaliation For Termination Based on Employer’s Mistaken Belief of False Report, Says Fourth Cir.

On June 7, 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that, so long as an employer honestly believed its employee had made a false report of harassment, its decision to fire that employee cannot constitute unlawful retaliation...even if the employee’s report ultimately turned out to be truthful.

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