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Baltimore audiovisual firm settles EEOC disability bias claim

The Edward A. Garmatz United States Courthouse in Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Heather Cobun)

A Baltimore-based provider of audio-video services has agreed to pay $25,000 to a sales administrator the company allegedly fired after denying her request to work remotely one day per week to accommodate her anxiety and depression. Design & Integration Inc.’s ...

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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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Court of Appeals sets standards for excusing disabled would-be jurors

At Donta Newton’s trial, his lawyer believed permitting an alternate juror to attend the deliberations would help ensure against a mistrial, despite rule that requires a judge to excuse alternates when deliberations begin. But Newton was found guilty of attempted murder and given a life sentence; now, the Court of Appeals is considering whether his lawyer was ineffective. (Deposit stock image)

Maryland trial judges may not excuse prospective jurors because of their disabilities without first seeking to provide reasonable accommodations and concluding that their particular disabilities would prevent them from providing satisfactory service in that case, the state’s top court has ...

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Pikesville school missed mock trial final that fell on Passover

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Though it qualified for the 2019 Maryland high school mock trial finals, Beth Tfiloh was denied the chance to compete for the championship on April 26 because the last round fell on the holy penultimate day of Passover and no ...

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