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Tag Archives: Americans with Disabilities Act

Some DC Metrorail cars still lack protections for visually impaired

Silver Spring Station is on the Metrorail's Red Line. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

WASHINGTON — Metro has pushed back its timeline for retrofitting some of its rail cars with safety barriers meant to protect the visually impaired from falling into gaps between trains. The Washington Post reports that Metro initially told federal officials it would ...

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Supreme Court sides with Michigan girl in dispute over service dog

In this Oct. 31, 2016 file photo, Ehlena Fry of Michigan, sits with her service dog Wonder, while speaking to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says a lower court should take another look at whether Fry, who has cerebral palsy can sue Michigan school officials over their refusal to let her to bring a service dog to class.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a 13-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who spent years battling school officials for the right to bring her service dog — a goldendoodle named Wonder — to class. The justices ...

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Patient’s wife sues UMMS for not providing interpreter

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A deaf woman who alleges the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center refused to provide her with a qualified sign language interpreter while her late husband was undergoing cancer treatments has filed suit against the University of Maryland Medical ...

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Baltimore County police officer sues over alleged ADA violation

A Baltimore County Police helicopter. (U.S. Army / Sgt. Thaddeus Harrington)

A Baltimore County police officer has filed suit against the county, alleging she was suspended after she refused to comply with unlawful orders to provide her private medical information and submit to mental health treatment. Heather Flanary returned to full-duty ...

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EEOC accuses M&T Bank of ADA violation

Candace McCollin’s lawsuit alleges that M&T Bank — which had 17 additional vacant branch manager or assistant branch manager positions in the Baltimore area between July and October 2013 — violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to reassign her and firing her due to her disability. (File photo)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a federal lawsuit alleging M&T Bank violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by firing a bank branch manager because she took short-term disability leave during her pregnancy. When Candace McCollin attempted to take advantage ...

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EEOC alleges discrimination in lawsuit against MedStar Harbor Hospital

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday it has filed a federal lawsuit against MedStar Harbor Hospital, alleging the hospital fired a respiratory therapist with a weakened immune system rather than providing him with a reasonable accommodation. Jerome Alston is required to take ...

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Blind Md. inmates file lawsuit alleging discrimination

Daniel Goldstein, Attorney with Brown Goldstein and Levy, LLP (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Nine blind inmates and former inmates at Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown have filed a federal lawsuit against the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, alleging they were discriminated against due to their blindness and denied access to ...

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Former Harford Co. teacher sues over alleged disability discrimination

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A former Harford County elementary school teacher whose disability causes chronic pain and limits her ability to move without crutches has filed a lawsuit against the county board of education, alleging she was bullied, harassed and denied reasonable accommodations. Kourtney ...

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