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EEOC sues audiovisual company, alleges disability bias (access required)

A Baltimore-based provider of audio-video services violated federal law last year by firing a sales administrator after denying her request to work remotely one day per week to accommodate her anxiety and depression, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged ...

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In 4th Circuit, school boards seek broad immunity in disability-based bullying cases (access required)

For the sake of their educational mission, school districts must be immune from liability for students’ bullying and teasing of their disabled peers, except when administrators show a “deliberate indifference to known harassment,” the national and Maryland school board associations have told a federal appeals court.

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ADA spurs worldwide disability-rights movement, advocate says (access required)

The Americans with Disabilities Act has not only empowered millions in the United States during the past quarter century but has spurred global movements to help liberate people imprisoned by physical barriers and change attitudes of those who believe the disabled cannot succeed, a leading disability-rights advocate said Wednesday.

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Judge lets ADA suit against Baltimore County proceed (access required)

A demoted but later reinstated guard at the Baltimore County Detention Center can proceed with his disability discrimination claim after a federal judge ruled a jury should decide if the county unlawfully forced the employee to accept the demotion without considering possible accommodations for his debilitating condition.

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EEOC reaches $75,000 accord in postpartum-depression case (access required)

A consulting firm has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle an Americans with Disabilities Act claim the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought on behalf of a former Rockville employee who claimed the company fired her rather than making job-related accommodations for her postpartum depression.

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Frederick County OKs funds for ADA fixes

(AP) Frederick County officials have approved paying more than $9 million to fix sidewalks and ramps that fail to meet the standards of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. County commissioners made that unanimous decision Thursday. The move comes at ...

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