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Silver Spring-based TV One network sued for discrimination, harassment

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A former vice president at Silver Spring-based television network TV One is suing the company for sexual harassment and discrimination, claiming she was fired after complaining that the network’s CEO and founder had created a hostile work environment. Nikki Webber ...

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Former Discovery Communications employee files discrimination suit

A former employee of Discovery Communications has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Silver Spring-based media company, claiming she was held to higher standards than male colleagues and retaliated against when she complained. Kenyatta T. Allen, who worked for Discovery ...

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Baltimore teacher sues school board for retaliation

A Baltimore elementary school teacher is suing the city’s Board of School Commissioners, alleging she was placed on administrative leave as retaliation for complaining of race discrimination. In the lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Yolanda ...

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Lawsuit claims Md. departments violated ADA

A Maryland correctional officer is suing the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, alleging the department violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying him reasonable accommodations for his temporary vision impairment. After forcing Daniel Price to take five months of unpaid leave, the state Department of Budget and Management — which is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit — billed Price for the entire cost of his health insurance plan and did not inform him of his right to continued coverage under the Public Health Services Act, the complaint states.

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EEOC reaches $160K settlement in Red Lobster sexual harassment suit

Three former Red Lobster employees who alleged a former culinary manager at the restaurant’s Salisbury location sexually harassed them for years will split the $160,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on their behalf. In the lawsuit filed in September 2013, the EEOC said Ryan Fisher sexually harassed female employees by groping them, making sexual comments about their bodies and attempting to solicit them for sex, all while he served in a supervisory role at the restaurant. Other managers both condoned and participated in the conduct, which had been occurring since at least March 2007, the suit alleged.

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Attorneys: Starbucks’ ‘Race Together’ could bring legal trouble

Since launching an initiative last week that encourages its employees to start conversations with customers about race in America, Starbucks has been roundly criticized for its attempt at tackling a societal issue. But skeptical news articles and mocking posts on ...

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EEOC reaches $95K settlement in disability discrimination suit

A Rockville-based title insurance company has agreed to pay $95,000 to settle a case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a former employee who claimed she was fired after requesting a part-time schedule to accommodate ...

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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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Rockville’s job-bias report remains off-limits

The City of Rockville will not have to share a 2012 report it commissioned on employment discrimination with a former employee who claims he was underpaid and ultimately fired because of his race. A federal magistrate judge in Greenbelt ruled that the attorney-client privilege protects the report that Courtney L. Morgan, who is black, sought in his racial discrimination suit.

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