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You can’t use your old employer’s trade secrets, even if you’re not competing.

Collelo v. Geographic Services, Inc., ___ Va. ___ (January 13, 2012) Geographic Services, Inc. (“GSI”) subcontracts with various United States government prime contractors, including the Boeing Company (“Boeing”), to perform what is known as “geonames” work. Geonames work involves entering data into a spreadsheet, sometimes thousands of items, referring to a map feature. Once all…

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If you’re a member of a protected class, you probably shouldn’t work for a religious institution.

Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission et al., ___ U.S.___ (2012). Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School employs two types of teachers, which Hosanna designates as “called” teachers and “lay” teachers. A called teacher must complete training that includes theological study, and upon completion of his or her training is designated…

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You can put your arms around your co-worker, just don’t be rude about it.

Balas v. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc., Civil Action No. 2:11-cv-347 (E.D. Va. January 18, 2012). Plaintiff Karen Balas sued her former employer, Huntington Ingalls Industries, alleging sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), retaliatory termination under Title VII, wrongful discharge, assault and battery, and intentional infliction of emotional…