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“You’re fired,” it turns out, is all you really need to say.

Trail v. General Dynamics Armaments and Technical Products, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:10-cv-00001 (W.D.Va. March 25, 2010). The plaintiff, Trail, was recording secretary of a union that went on strike over the terms of a collective bargaining agreement. During the strike, unknown persons published the names, Social Security numbers, and salaries of management employees. A…

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You can bring a federal discrimination claim in state court. (Some restrictions may apply.)

Pendleton v. National Wildlife Federation, et al., Civil Action No. 5:10cv0009 (W.D.Va. March 26, 2010). An administrative first step in cases arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is that a person with a discrimination claim must first take that claim to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which then engages in…