Can an employee make a wrongful discharge claim on the grounds that she was forced to quit?
Posted on April 24, 2015
Posted in Sexual HarassmentPerhaps so-in a recent decision from the federal court in the Western District of Virginia, the court, anticipating how the Supreme Court of Virginia would rule on this issue, found that a plaintiff may be able to state a claim of wrongful discharge against his or her employer even where he or she resigned if […] READ MORE
Punitive Damages Allowed in Title VII Case Even Where Only Nominal Damages Awarded
Posted on January 23, 2015
Posted in Title VIITitle VII allows both compensatory and punitive damages and there is a statutory cap that applies, depending upon the size of the employer ($300,000 in the case of employers with more than 500 employees). 42 U.S.C. § 1981a. In a sexual harassment case before the Ninth Circuit, the question was whether punitive damages are available […] READ MORE
Tenth Circuit Tackles Supervisor Issue
Posted on February 28, 2014READ MORE