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EEOC alleges medical firm fired employee with cancer over leave request

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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Female surgeon accuses Hopkins of gender discrimination

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A female surgeon and former faculty member at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging she faced “persistent and corrosive gender bias” during her employment that culminated in her termination this year. Kimberley Eden Steele came ...

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Maryland law still unclear on medical cannabis use by employees

Timothy F. Maloney, Attorney at law with Joseph Greenwald & Lake. MF-D 10/21/04.

Maryland employers, employees and job seekers who wonder what protections and rights, if any, medical cannabis patients have in the workplace are still waiting for guidance from legislators or a court. Though legislatures and courts across the country have addressed ...

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Bias suit against Harford Co. officials allowed to continue

Del. Rick Impallaria  (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Federal judges have allowed conspiracy and discrimination claims to proceed against Harford County officials after largely denying motions for summary judgment in ongoing litigation over the treatment of a Muslim retirement community project in Joppatowne. In their complaint, the plaintiffs ...

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2 Baltimore police officers allege discrimination, sexual harassment

In this March 31, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Officer Jordan Distance stands on a street corner during a foot patrol in Baltimore. Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Two Baltimore police officers filed separate federal civil rights lawsuits Wednesday, alleging racial discrimination and sexual harassment within the department. Sgt. Jasmin N. Rowlett, a black female member of the Baltimore Police Department since 2009, and Luis Garcia, a Hispanic male officer ...

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U.S. Justice Department alleges bias at Glen Burnie used car dealership

FILE - This May 14, 2013, file photo shows the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington early in the morning. The Justice Department is shaking up the legal team fighting for the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census but offered no specifics on why the change was being made. The change announced Sunday, July 7, 2019, comes days after the department vowed to continue to try to find a legal path forward to include the question on the census. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

The U.S. Department of Justice alleges a used car dealership in Glen Burnie has a history of discriminatory practices against African Americans looking to purchase a car, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court of Maryland.

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EEOC alleges woman was fired due to high-risk pregnancy

U.S. District Court Greenbelt

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit Wednesday alleging a pet waste removal company discriminated against a woman due to her high-risk pregnancy. Charlottesville, Virginia-based DoodyCalls Inc. hired Amanda Peal earlier this year to work as a pet waste technician ...

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car of Baltimore ordered to pay millions in bias case

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An administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Labor ordered Enterprise Rent-A-Car of Baltimore to pay more than $6.6 million in a discrimination case regarding the treatment of African-American job applicants. Administrative Law Judge Morris D. Davis found Enterprise RAC Co. ...

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