Sex-bias case remains in court for more than quarter-century
Gender-bias case continues into 27th year heads news summary including Florida land battle, Oregon free-speech rally and trumping minority-run contractors.
Perhaps the title should be “On the Basis of Gender”
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might object to the working title of a to-be-produced movie about her earlier career as a civil-rights attorney. “On the Basis of Sex” will star Natalie Portman as Ginsburg, who in the 1970s led the high court to rule that women are a “suspect class” under the Constitution’s Equal […]
Rockville-based ACM to pay $415K to settle EEOC suit
A Rockville-based environmental remediation company will pay $415,000 and revamp its training and recruitment policies to settle EEOC claims of sexual harassment and gender- and race-based discrimination.
U.S. alleges sex bias by Queen Anne’s sheriff
CENTREVILLE — The U.S. Justice Department is intervening in a lawsuit brought against the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office alleging sex discrimination. The suit was filed in 2010 by Kristy Murphy-Taylor, a former detective in the Sheriff’s Office. It alleges that the department subjected Murphy-Taylor to a sexually hostile work environment and retaliated against her. [&hell[...]
Opinions – 11/28/11: U.S. District Court, Maryland
Labor & Employment Sex discrimination BOTTOM LINE: Where undisputed evidence indicated that a company had fewer than 15 employees at the time sex discrimination allegedly occurred, the company was not an “employer” for purposes of Title VII, and the employee’s claim against it was dismissed. CASE: Tasciyan v. Medical Numerics, No. 11-1467 AW (filed Oct. […]
Construction company alleges reverse discrimination by city school board
A Timonium construction company has cited reverse race and sex discrimination in seeking to prevent Baltimore City’s Board of School Commissioners from moving forward on a project to replace Waverly Elementary School. CAM Construction Co. Inc. filed a temporary restraining order application and a motion for preliminary injunction on Wednesday in Baltimore’s U.S. District Court, […]
Supreme Court limits Wal-Mart sex bias case
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court blocked the largest sex-discrimination lawsuit in U.S. history on Monday, siding with Wal-Mart and against up to 1.6 million female workers in a decision that makes it harder to mount large-scale bias claims against the nation’s other huge companies, too. The justices all agreed that the lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores […]
Supreme Court says company can’t fire employee’s fiancée
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says companies can’t fire people simply because they are in a relationship with other employees who complain of discrimination. The high court on Monday unanimously ruled for Eric Thompson, who was fired from a North American Stainless plant in Kentucky after his fiancee, who also worked there, filed a sex […]