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Third Circuit: Shareholder Not "Employee" Under Title VII

Earlier this week, the Third Circuit issued its opinion in Mariotti v. Mariotti Building Products, Inc. [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], holding that a shareholder was not an "employee" under Title VII. The plaintiff was a shareholder-director...

No Wrongful Discharge Claim for Firing of Employee/Shareholder in Retaliation for Her Exercise of Her Statutory Inspection Rights

You probably know that North Carolina is an employment-at-will state. That means that in the absence of any employment contract, you can be fired from your job at any time, for good reason, no reason at all, or even a bad reason. There's a skinny exception to that rule: that an employee cannot...