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EEOC accuses Hanover industrial staffing firm of sex bias (access required)

A Hanover-based industrial staffing company has refused to hire or assign women to demolition and laborer positions and has asked its clients if they preferred male or female workers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has alleged in a lawsuit ...

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4th Circuit weighs constitutionality of Ocean City’s topless ban (access required)

A seemingly divided 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday considered whether 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 ...

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Md. women’s group calls men-only registration unconstitutional (access required)

A Maryland women’s rights group is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down as unconstitutional a federal requirement that only men register for the military draft. The Women’s Law Center of Maryland Inc. has joined a high court brief ...

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Ocean City defends topless ban in 4th Circuit filing (access required)

Ocean City’s prohibition on women going topless “protects and advances the prevailing sensibilities” of its residents and visitors, the Eastern Shore beach town told a U.S. appeals court Thursday as it considers whether the ban violates the Constitution’s guarantee of equal treatment under the law because men are permitted to go-bare chested.

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Furloughs could become law firm layoffs, report says

Welcome to Monday, the 37th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Arizona Governing Committee v. Norris decision that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits states from discriminating on the basis of sex in providing retirement benefits. Here ...

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Frosh urges Supreme Court to prohibit sexual orientation-based job discrimination (access required)

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has joined more than a dozen other states and Washington, D.C., in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to read federal civil-rights law broadly to prohibit job discrimination on the basis on sexual orientation. “The ...

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Security firm harassed female guards in Woodlawn, EEOC claims (access required)

A private security firm for the U.S. Social Security Administration in Woodlawn maintained a sexually hostile work environment and fired one of its guards who complained about it, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged in a lawsuit filed Thursday. ...

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