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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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