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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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Female surgeon accuses Hopkins of gender discrimination (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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