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EEOC alleges racial discrimination, retaliation at Woodlawn security facility

A Virginia-based security services company is facing a federal lawsuit for allegedly ceasing to accommodate a Muslim employee after he complained of racial and religious harassment at its Woodlawn facility. MVM Inc. has been accused by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ...

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EEOC files suit against Jessup warehouse operator

A national logistics company with multiple Maryland locations is facing a federal employment discrimination lawsuit after allegedly failing to make accommodations for a deaf job applicant. Georgia-based Capstone Logistics LLC “engaged in unlawful employment practices” when the manager at a ...

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Md. assistant attorney general’s firing upheld on appeal

A former Maryland assistant attorney general who was fired in 2012 is not entitled to judicial review of the decision, a Maryland appellate court has held. Alfreda Cooper claimed her dismissal was due to racial discrimination, according to a complaint ...

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EEOC reaches $75,000 accord in postpartum-depression case

A consulting firm has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle an Americans with Disabilities Act claim the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought on behalf of a former Rockville employee who claimed the company fired her rather than making job-related accommodations for her postpartum depression.

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Shabby data dooms EEOC disparate impact claim

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has come under sharp attack from a federal appeals court judge for its choice of an expert and use of “utterly unreliable” analysis in trying to show that pre-employment background criminal and credit background checks have a disparate impact on black job applicants.

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Some justices support Muslim teen in Abercrombie case

The EEOC is appealing a lower-court decision that said Abercrombie couldn’t be held liable for rejecting a Muslim job applicant based on her wearing a traditional head covering known as a hijab, because she failed to tell the interviewer explicitly that she wore the hijab for religious reasons.

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Kmart settles with EEOC for $102,000

Kmart Corp. will pay more than $102,000 to settle claims it denied employment to a Hyattsville job applicant who could not submit to a urine sample for the company’s pre-employment drug screening due to his diseased kidneys. The U.S. Equal ...

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