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Discipline and discharge

Employees are not permitted to misappropriate confidential information in support of their discrimination claims.

On November 15, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment to an employer who had terminated an employee following her unauthorized review and disclosure of confidential personnel files. In Netter v. Barnes, the Fourth Circuit held that Title VII does not protect a terminated employee who violated a valid state law. You…

WEST VIRGINIA SENATE PASSES SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATION RELATED TO DAMAGES AVAILABLE IN EMPLOYMENT CLAIMS

Employers who have defended employment discrimination and wrongful discharge suits in West Virginia courts know that the damages a plaintiff can obtain under state law are greater than those available in virtually any other jurisdiction.  In fact, an employee who is fired from a West Virginia workplace can obtain more damages in court than an employee who is seriously injured in a West…

 

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