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Tag Archives: race discrimination

Defense lawyers oppose jury trials resuming

Welcome to Monday the 67th anniversary of the Supreme Court upholding the District of Columbia’s criminal prohibition on restaurant’s refusing to serve black customers. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Criminal defense lawyers call resuming ...

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4th Circuit: Pretext for bias must be pleaded not presumed (access required)

A fired customer service agent’s discrimination lawsuit against a Bethesda high-tech security products company might have been headed to trial if the black employee had sufficiently alleged that a supervisor’s belated Google search of a past gun incident was a ...

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Senate gives initial approval to hate crime, hairstyle bias bills (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on bills that would ease the standard for proving a hate crime and expand Maryland civil rights law’s definition of “race” to include ethnic hairstyles. On Tuesday, senators gave preliminary ...

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Anne Arundel Co. school administrator alleges race discrimination (access required)

A black Anne Arundel County public school administrator  has filed suit against the county board of education, alleging his supervisor told him he “intimidated” his staff and students’ parents before demoting him because of his race. While Michael Lyons was ...

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Salisbury real estate company settles race discrimination suit for $25K (access required)

A Salisbury-based real estate company will pay $25,000 to settle a race discrimination case brought on behalf of an African-American former employee who claimed she was bypassed for promotions because of her race and paid less than white employees who ...

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