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disability bias

Jul 25, 2022

4th Circuit revives Hagerstown worker’s disability-bias claim

A U.S. appeals court revived a woman’s Americans with Disabilities Act claim that she was fired from a Hagerstown call center after requesting a reduced work schedule.

Oct 12, 2021

Justices deny Montgomery’s bid for review of fee award in disability case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear Montgomery County’s request that the justices review and overturn an attorney’s fee award to a blind employee whom the county was found to have discriminated against but who was awarded no damages and who received reasonable job accommodations for her disability without a court mandate. In […]

Sep 10, 2021

Montgomery County urges justices to review fee award in disability bias case

Montgomery County urges Supreme Court to review and reverse an attorney’s fee award to a blind employee whom the county was found to have discriminated against.

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
Dec 8, 2020

Pet waste removal company settles pregnancy bias claim in Rockville

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 the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which filed the suit last year in federal district […]

May 27, 2016

Reasonable accommodations include reassignment, Md. high court says

The Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for disabled employees in their current job or, if that’s not feasible, in a reassigned position, the state’s top court has unanimously ruled in reviving a former inventory manager’s lawsuit against a Salisbury hospital.

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