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Sep 16, 2022

Title IX lawsuit claims UMBC failed to protect swimmer who reported abusive relationship

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.

Competitors play in a "League of Legends" championship series video game competition at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle on Aug. 29, 2014. On Dec. 28, 2021, Riot Games, the publisher behind the esports game, agreed to pay $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging pay disparity, gender discrimination and sexual harassment. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Dec 28, 2021

Esports giant Riot settles discrimination case for $100M

Riot Games agreed to pay $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging pay disparity, gender discrimination and sexual harassment.

Dec 9, 2021

Women wage Supreme Court challenge to Ocean City’s topless ban

Five women are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down as unconstitutional Ocean City’s prohibition on women going topless.

Aug 24, 2021

Women seek full 4th Circuit review of Ocean City’s topless ban

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.

Aug 4, 2021

4th Circuit upholds Ocean City’s ban 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 […]

Jul 16, 2020

Women appeal Ocean City’s topless ban

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 The gender-specific ban is based on an outdated perception of the “public’s moral sensibilities” […]

Jun 4, 2019

EEOC alleges gender pay discrimination in two lawsuits

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 […]

Feb 21, 2019

Senator invokes Brown v. Board in support of prerelease bill

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 […]

Dec 20, 2018

Judge won’t stop Ocean City from enforcing female topless ban

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 […]

Dec 7, 2018

Judge to rule on injunction for Ocean City ban on female toplessness

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 […]

Oct 1, 2018

Male teacher claims Baltimore school system discriminated based on gender

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.

Jul 30, 2018

EEOC alleges gender discrimination in firing of Park School softball coach

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.

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