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Female surgeon accuses Hopkins of gender discrimination

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

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

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

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

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

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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Student alleges ADA violations by Frostburg over vaccine requirement

A former Frostburg State University student who claims he cannot receive the measles vaccine because he is immunocompromised has sued the school, and the state of Maryland, for blocking him from registering for classes after his first year, which he said ...

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Former court employee sues Baltimore clerk’s office for gender bias

A former employee of the Baltimore City Circuit Court filed a federal lawsuit against the clerk’s office Thursday, alleging she was fired in retaliation for complaining about sex discrimination. Erica Lunn claims she filed complaints internally saying that the dress code for ...

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