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Tag Archives: Americans with Disabilities Act

Hyattsville consulting firm settles ADA claim with EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission headquarters and Washington Field Office. (Wikimedia Commons / AgnosticPreachersKid / “Woodward_and_Lothrop_Service_Warehouse” / CC BY-SA 3.0

A Washington-based management consulting firm will pay $60,000 in settlement of a claim that it violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act when it fired an employee in its Hyattsville office who needed six weeks of after-hours medical treatment for ...

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Pet waste removal company settles pregnancy bias claim in Rockville

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission headquarters and Washington Field Office. (Wikimedia Commons / AgnosticPreachersKid / “Woodward_and_Lothrop_Service_Warehouse” / CC BY-SA 3.0

A pet waste removal company will pay a former employee $40,000 in settlement of a federal lawsuit alleging it fired the woman from its Rockville facility because she was pregnant. DoodyCalls Inc. admitted no wrongdoing in agreeing to settle with ...

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Judge preserves blind voters’ ADA suit, declines to issue injunction

A line of voting booths in the 3rd district of Baltimore City on primary election day in April, 2016. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

A federal judge last week denied a request by blind voters to mandate the use of accessible devices by all Maryland voters in 2020 elections, a change that could carry a $9.7 million price tag. However, the judge refused to ...

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EEOC alleges medical firm fired employee with cancer over leave request

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A Rockville-based medical practice allegedly fired an employee who had breast cancer rather than accommodate her, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. National Spine & Pain Centers LLC, which has more than 60 offices in Maryland and elsewhere, is ...

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Board of Elections, blind voters debate efficacy of policy changes

In this Sept. 20, 2018 photo, voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis for the opening of early voting in Minnesota.(AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

Maryland State Board of Elections officials are seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit by blind voters, arguing that the voters’ complaints of “two separate and unequal voting systems” have been addressed by a new policy for the 2020 election. The lawsuit, filed ...

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M&T Bank violated ADA’s accommodation duty, judge rules

M&T Bank has maintained its regional dominance in SBA lending, the bank’s officials say. (File photo)

M&T Bank violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to provide the reasonable accommodation of reassignment for a Baltimore branch manager after she took short-term disability leave during her complicated pregnancy, a federal judge has ruled. But U.S. District ...

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Blind voters sue Maryland over its paper ballot system

In this Sept. 20, 2018 photo, voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis for the opening of early voting in Minnesota.(AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

The National Federation of the Blind is suing the Maryland State Board of Elections over policy changes that allegedly have resulted in “two separate and unequal voting systems” for voters with disabilities and everyone else. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. ...

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Gary C. Norman: The impact of technology on civil and disability rights

Gary C. Norman

Marylanders live in a time of great opportunity – an opportunity to widen the circle of inclusion. Public policy leaders must ensure the accessibility, affordability and usability of technological developments that could help to widen this circle. As the first ...

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Businesses advised to consult lawyers before requiring staff vaccines

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NEW YORK — Small-business owners worried about the spread of measles may want to be sure their staffers have been vaccinated, but before issuing any orders, they should speak with a labor law attorney or human resources consultant. An employer ...

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Student alleges ADA violations by Frostburg over vaccine requirement

FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. Outbreaks in New York state continue to drive up U.S. measles cases, which remain on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

A former Frostburg State University student who claims he cannot receive the measles vaccine because he is immunocompromised has sued the school, and the state of Maryland, for blocking him from registering for classes after his first year, which he said ...

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