A new federal lawsuit claims that the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, failed to protect a swim team member from an abusive partner even after she reported sexual violence and harassment.
Riot Games agreed to pay $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging pay disparity, gender discrimination and sexual harassment.
Five women are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down as unconstitutional Ocean City’s prohibition on women going topless.
Saying times have changed, five women urge U.S. appeals court to overturn 30-year precedent and strike down Ocean City’s prohibition on women going topless.
A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of Ocean City’s prohibition on women going topless while permitting men to go bare-chested in the Eastern Shore beach town, saying the gender-based ban is substantially related to the important governmental interest of protecting “public sensibilities.” In its published decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]
Ocean City’s prohibition on women going topless violates the Constitution’s guarantee of equal treatment under the law because men are permitted to go bare-chested in the Eastern Shore beach town, a group of women told a federal appeals court this week. The gender-specific ban is based on an outdated perception of the “public’s moral sensibilities” […]
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced two lawsuits against Maryland businesses Monday. Both suits claim the companies illegally pay female employees less than their male counterparts. A Baltimore-based security company, Davis & Davis Enterprise Inc., is accused of paying 11 female security guards at a lower rate than male guards since at least October […]
A Baltimore state senator Thursday invoked what might be the most famous Supreme Court decision in support of what might be the shortest piece of legislation introduced in the General Assembly this session: a one-word change in a one-sentence law that she said would help ensure female convicts receive the same prerelease services as their […]
A federal judge declined to prohibit Ocean City from enforcing its ban on female toplessness Thursday, finding the plaintiffs challenging the ordinance failed to prove public sensibilities of the town have evolved to accept it. The plaintiffs sought a preliminary injunction in their lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the ordinance, which was enacted in the summer […]
A federal judge was skeptical of a legal challenge to Ocean City’s ordinance banning female toplessness on its beaches at a hearing Friday as town officials testified to the numerous calls, emails and conversations they had with concerned residents and visitors. Several women filed suit against the town in U.S. District Court in Baltimore in […]
A former assistant principal has filed suit against the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, alleging he was treated differently and forced out of his position based on his gender.
A Baltimore County private school has been accused by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of allegedly failing to renew the contract of its softball coach because he is a man.