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Recent Fourth Circuit Employment Decisions

The Fourth Circuit has published a couple of opinions on employment law cases in recent weeks.  The first case, Bonds v. Leavitt, concerned a federal employee’s suit against the Department of Health and Human Services, which alleged Title VII claims, retaliation claims under the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), and unlawful termination in violation of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA).  The plaintiff is a research doctor who claims she was retaliated against for opposing discrimination against African-American donors of blood lines. The Court held that, because plaintiff’s CSRA claim was based on her

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