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EEOC sues audiovisual company, alleges disability bias

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A Baltimore-based provider of audio-video services violated federal law last year by firing a sales administrator after denying her request to work remotely one day per week to accommodate her anxiety and depression, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged ...

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Opioids settlement will likely be less than expected

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Welcome to Monday, the 219th anniversary of the House of Representatives’ breaking in Thomas Jefferson’s favor an Electoral College tie for the presidency between Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Here are some news items to get your week started: — Opioids ...

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Maryland high court: Involuntary commitment challenge survives release

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A claim challenging a person’s involuntary commitment for mental health treatment does not end with the individual’s release from the facility, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled Tuesday, citing the lasting social stigma and possible “collateral consequences” of having been institutionalized. ...

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House passes bill decriminalizing attempted suicide

Del. David Moon, D-Montgomery (left), is the sponsor of a House bill to decriminalize attempted suicide. (File photo)

ANNAPOLIS – The House of Delegates on Friday passed legislation to decriminalize attempted suicide. With the House’s 103-38 vote, attention now shifts to the Senate, where the Judicial Proceedings Committee is considering similar legislation. Del. David Moon and Sen. Jeff ...

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