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Tag Archives: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Baltimore Co. to phase in age-neutral pension contributions for county workers

Baltimore County will begin phasing in age-neutral pension contribution rates July 1 as a partial settlement of a federal age-discrimination lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit, filed in 2007, challenged the county’s practice of requiring older ...

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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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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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EEOC files 1st sexual orientation discrimination cases, 1 in Md.

PHILADELPHIA — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says for the first time it has sued challenging sexual orientation discrimination, alleging two companies’ employees were harassed because they’re gay. The EEOC Philadelphia office says in its lawsuit against Scott Medical Health ...

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EEOC sues temp agency for refusing to hire recovering drug addict

The Baltimore branch of a temporary employment agency has been accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act after it allegedly refused to hire an applicant for a laborer position because she was a recovering heroin addict. April Cox applied ...

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National Federation of the Blind sued for discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has accused the National Federation of the Blind of firing an employee who said he could not work on Saturdays for religious reasons. Joseph R. Massey II was hired for a bookkeeping position at ...

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Salisbury real estate company settles race discrimination suit for $25K

A Salisbury-based real estate company will pay $25,000 to settle a race discrimination case brought on behalf of an African-American former employee who claimed she was bypassed for promotions because of her race and paid less than white employees who ...

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