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EEOC sues Baltimore auto dealership alleging gender bias, retaliation (access required)

Last September, Jessica Dotterweich says, she discovered she was being paid less than fellow dispatcher Nathan Brown at Jerry’s Chevrolet Inc. in Baltimore and asked her employer why. She was fired a week later, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ...

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EEOC accuses Hanover industrial staffing firm of sex bias (access required)

A Hanover-based industrial staffing company has refused to hire or assign women to demolition and laborer positions and has asked its clients if they preferred male or female workers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has alleged in a lawsuit ...

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Judge finds gender bias at Enoch Pratt, orders nearly $200,000 in back pay (access required)

Baltimore and its Enoch Pratt Free Library system discriminated against female librarian supervisors by paying them less than a male colleague, a federal judge has ruled in ordering the city to pay the five women a total of nearly $200,000 ...

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Baltimore security firm settles Equal Pay Act claim with EEOC (access required)

A Baltimore-based security company has agreed to pay 10 women a total of $4,302 to settle a federal agency’s claim they were illegally paid less than their male colleagues for standing guard at events at Royal Farms Arena between October ...

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Catholic Relief Services accused of gender bias, denial of same-sex benefits (access required)

Catholic Relief Services withdrew health insurance coverage from a gay employee’s spouse despite having told the worker that the Baltimore-based agency’s insurance plan does not discriminate against same-sex marriages, the worker has alleged in a lawsuit filed in federal court. ...

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Minority, woman-owned businesses allege federal loan bias (access required)

U.S. District Court Greenbelt

The federal government intentionally discriminated against minority- and woman-owned businesses in its recent distribution of nearly $350 billion in loans to save small companies desperate to survive amid the United States’ pandemic-induced economic freefall, struggling Maryland businesses allege in a ...

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Suit alleges gender bias in sexual harassment investigations

Welcome to Monday, the 138th anniversary of Barnum & Bailey‘s first performance of their “Greatest Show on Earth.” Here are some news items to get your week started: — School district displays gender bias in handling sexual harassment claims, lawsuit ...

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Commutation for killers draws diverse reactions

Welcome to Monday, the 25th anniversary of the television premiere of “The X-Files.” Here are some news items to get your week started. — California Gov. Jerry Brown draws praise and scorn for commuting 20 murderers’ sentences. — Trump’s legal ...

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