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Supreme Court divided on church employment suit

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Count on Tuesday seemed deeply divided on how far the government can intrude inside the employment practices of churches and religious groups, a decision being closely watched by religious institutions concerned about their independence and by ...

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Top 5: ‘It looks a little older… but then again, so do we’

Baltimore’s famed Hollywood Diner will be staying in business after all — despite rumors it might be closing — and a state delegate from Garrett County is going to receive more than $400,000 from Maryland to preserve his farm. 1. ...

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EEOC sues Ellicott City senior living center over headscarf

An Ellicott City senior living facility is being sued for allegedly violating federal law for failing to hire a Muslim woman who would not remove her head scarf. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against Morningside House ...

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Employer can be liable for harassment by client

RICHMOND, Va. — When your biggest client is sexually harassing your employee, it’s a tough situation to manage. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hasn’t officially looked at whether an employer can be liable for harassment by non-employees. But ...

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Supreme Court says company can’t fire employee’s fiancée

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says companies can’t fire people simply because they are in a relationship with other employees who complain of discrimination. The high court on Monday unanimously ruled for Eric Thompson, who was fired from a North ...

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4th Circuit revives whistleblower case

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has revived in part employment claims filed by one the nation’s leading sickle cell disease researchers. A three-judge panel unanimously reinstated Dr. Duane R. Bonds’ claims under the federal Civil Service Reform and ...

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4th Circuit revives police recruit discrimination case

A federal appellate panel has revived part of a hostile work environment lawsuit brought against the city of Hagerstown by a black, female former police recruit. In a 2-1 decision, judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held ...

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