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Tag Archives: Employment discrimination

$202K settlement in landmark Md. sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit

A Baltimore-based pallet company has agreed to pay more than $200,000 to settle one of the first cases brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging unlawful discrimination based on sexual orientation. Pallet Companies, known as IFCO Systems, will pay ...

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EEOC settles disability discrimination case with Salisbury steel retailer

A Salisbury steel distribution center has agreed to pay $39,500 to a former sales clerk who alleged the company fired him when he requested two weeks of medical leave, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Equal Employment ...

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Anne Arundel detention center employee files $1M race discrimination suit

A veteran employee of the Anne Arundel County Detention Center has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the facility and its administrator, alleging she was passed over for a promotion in favor of a less qualified white male applicant due ...

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EEOC lawsuits on behalf of LGBT employees could serve as a wakeup call for businesses

Winning the right to same-sex marriage has been seen as the defining hurdle of the battle for LGBT equality, but it’s far from the only one. With no federal law that explicitly bans companies from discriminating on the basis of ...

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Jury: Montgomery Co. failed to reasonably accommodate blind worker

Montgomery County violated federal law by failing to provide a blind woman computer software that would have allowed her to continue to work as an information specialist in a county call center, a jury ruled Friday. When the county decided ...

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Judge sides with Baltimore prosecutor in employment dispute

A federal judge has ruled in favor of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office in an employment discrimination case, finding the office had reason to believe a state-court judge had expressed concern about the plaintiff’s behavior. Antoinette E. Swiec was ...

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Woman denied hospital system promotion after maternity leave, EEOC claims

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit against Laurel-based Dimensions Healthcare System, alleging the company denied a promotion to an employee because she took several months of maternity leave. Cassandra Crawford had worked for Dimensions Healthcare for seven ...

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Former UMES provost sues school for race discrimination

A white former provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has filed a lawsuit against the historically black college, alleging he was harassed and eventually fired because of his race.

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