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Tag Archives: Americans with Disabilities Act

Blind Md. inmates file lawsuit alleging discrimination

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

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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EEOC settles disability discrimination case with Salisbury steel retailer

A Salisbury steel distribution center has agreed to pay $39,500 to a former sales clerk who alleged the company fired him when he requested two weeks of medical leave, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Equal Employment ...

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Hopkins violated ADA by not hiring interpreter, judge rules

Johns Hopkins Hospital can be held liable under the Americans with Disabilities Act for rescinding a job offer to a deaf nurse by claiming that paying for a sign language interpreter was cost-prohibitive, a federal judge has ruled. Lauren Searls ...

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Deaf man detained in Montgomery Co. sues over denial of interpreter

A deaf man who says he was arrested by Montgomery County police, interrogated for hours without a qualified interpreter present and then incarcerated for six weeks before his charges were dropped has filed suit against the county. Without access to ...

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Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee settles lawsuit alleging ADA violation

The Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee that operates locations at BWI Airport has agreed to pay $151,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was denied medical leave to ...

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EEOC sues temp agency for refusing to hire recovering drug addict

The Baltimore branch of a temporary employment agency has been accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act after it allegedly refused to hire an applicant for a laborer position because she was a recovering heroin addict. April Cox applied ...

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