Drew Capuder – Capuder Fantasia PLLC

West Virginia jury awards $2.1m in age discrimination case

A jury in Jackson County, West Virginia awarded $2.1m for age discrimination in March 2010, in Rice v. Burke-Parsons-Bowlby Corporation. The jury awarded the 47 year old plaintiff future lost income through his projected…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Can you be sexually harassed behind your back?

It may seem obvious, but the Fourth Circuit ruled in Pueschel v. Peters, 577 F.3d 558 (4th Cir. 2009) that alleged sexually derogatory statements that took place while the plaintiff-employee was away from work on medical leave…more

| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Was the boss "merely crude", or was he sexually harassing her?

When is sexual conduct bad enough to be sexual harassment? The Fourth Circuit dealt with this issue in EEOC v. Fairbrook Medical Clinic (4th Cir. 2010). A male supervisor doctor sexually harassed a female doctor, and the trial…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Good news and bad news on the employment at will rule, Article

This articles accompanies the PowerPoint presentation on the same topic, which I also uploaded to JD Supra. The article discusses the parameters of the employment at will rule, and the exceptions that legislatures and courts…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Sorry boss, I didn't know you were having sex in the office!!

This sexual harassment case involves a plaintiff stumbling into a room where the owner of the company is having sex with a co-worker. The owner shortly after that fired the plaintiff. Trial court dismissed the case on a rule…more

| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

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