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Sovereign Immunity is a Topic Best Left to Attorneys.

Teresa Hall Marsh v. Virginia Department of Transportation, No. 6:14-cv-00006 (W.D. Va. June 16, 2014)(Moon, J.) Plaintiff Teresa Hall Marsh worked for the Virginia Department of Transportation. Ms. Marsh complained of mold in the Lynchburg facility where she worked and complained about the effects of mold on her health. VDOT terminated Ms. Marsh’s employment and…

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If your temporary impairment is bad enough, it can be considered a disability.

Summers v. Altarum Institute, Corporation, No. 12-1645 (4th Cir. Jan. 23, 2014). Carl Summers’ job at Altarum Institute required that he travel to Maryland to serve one of Altarum’s clients. The client, the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (“DCoE”), preferred that contractors work on site, but allowed them to…

201304.18
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Firing an employee for demanding a promised bonus may worsen your cash-flow problem.

Clark v. BayDocs, Inc., No. 3:12CV896 (E.D. Va. March 29, 2013) (Lauck, J.) Plaintiff Alan Clark signed an employment agreement with BayDocs, Inc. in September of 2008. That agreement stated, in pertinent part, that Mr. Clark’s employment was “at will,” that Mr. Clark’s salary would be $225,000 per year plus bonuses, and that Mr. Clark…

201304.01
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If you have epilepsy, your employer may be required to provide accommodations… IF you’re otherwise qualified for the job.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (“ADAAA”), may provide protections for people with epilepsy. One of the protections mandated by the ADA is that covered employers must provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, so long as that the accommodations are not an undue…

201211.05
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Manager beware: You may find yourself named as a defendant in a wrongful discharge case.

VanBuren v. Grubb, Record No. 120348 (Va. Sup. Ct., November 1, 2012). Angela VanBuren sued her former employer, Virginia Highlands Orthopedic Spine Center, LLC (“Virginia Highlands”) and her former supervisor, Dr. Stephen Grubb, in the District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Ms. VanBuren asserted several causes of action in her complaint, but for…