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Tag Archives: Americans with Disabilities Act

Was the Texas Supreme Court bought?

Welcome to Monday, July 26, the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here are some news items to get your week started. Did a Texas-sized donation change the state Supreme Court’s mind? Police reform laws sow confusion in ...

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Baltimore audiovisual firm settles EEOC disability bias claim (access required)

A Baltimore-based provider of audio-video services has agreed to pay $25,000 to a sales administrator the company allegedly fired after denying her request to work remotely one day per week to accommodate her anxiety and depression. Design & Integration Inc.’s ...

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Hyattsville consulting firm settles ADA claim with EEOC (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

U.S. District Court Greenbelt

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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