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May 25, 2017

Federal lawsuit alleges harassment, retaliation by Baltimore transportation employees

A Baltimore County woman has filed suit against Baltimore city, claiming she faced workplace sexual harassment by a supervisor in the Department of Transportation and retaliation after she reported the alleged behavior. Rhonda Knox, a transportation enforcement supervisor, was subjected to “heinous sexual harassment” by Fabian Lewis, deputy chief of the DOT Safety Division, between 2[...]

Aug 23, 2016

Baltimore County restaurant to pay $200K to settle sexual harassment suit

A Baltimore County restaurant has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation class action lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency has announced. The EEOC alleged the owner of the Windsor Inn sexually assaulted a female employee, harassed other female workers and made offensive comments, including requests for […]

Jan 8, 2016

Multimillion-dollar settlement reached in Baltimore housing sex-for-repairs case

The lawyer representing women who said maintenance workers demanded sex from them in exchange for basic repairs at public housing units in Baltimore says a settlement of at least $6 million has been reached. Cary J. Hansel said at a news conference Friday that all victims of sexual harassment in public housing will be eligible […]

Dec 11, 2015

Prince George’s County schools face $500K sexual harassment lawsuit

A Prince George’s County middle school social worker is suing the board of education for $500,000, alleging she experienced retaliation after reporting a colleague had sexually harassed and assaulted her. Crystal Ballinger was on a staff retreat with her former Oxon Hill Middle School colleagues when math teacher Jeffrey Pearson grabbed her waist from behind […]

Sep 11, 2015

Lawsuit: Morningside officer retaliated against after filing harassment claim

The lone female police officer in the Morningside Police Department has claimed she was passed over for a promotion and had comp time taken away since she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit earlier this year. Carissa M. Lewis’ retaliation lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Prince George’s County Circuit Court, also claims documents containing false information were […]

Apr 30, 2015

EEOC reaches $160K settlement in Red Lobster sexual harassment suit

Three former Red Lobster employees who alleged a former culinary manager at the restaurant’s Salisbury location sexually harassed them for years will split the $160,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on their behalf. In the lawsuit filed in September 2013, the EEOC said Ryan Fisher sexually harassed female employees by groping them, making sexual co[...]

Mar 25, 2015

Morningside police officer files sexual harassment suit

The lone female police officer in the Morningside Police Department has filed a sexual harassment suit against her commanding officer.

Feb 13, 2015

State reaches $250,000 settlement in harassment suit

A former Queen Anne’s County detective said she was fired for having complained of being sexually assaulted by the sheriff’s brother, her supervising officer.

Feb 6, 2015

Ex-transit cop in harassment case awarded an additional $230K

A former Maryland Transportation Authority police officer previously awarded more than $127,000 in a sexual harassment case is granted an additional $230,000.

Jan 6, 2015

American Apparel adds sex-harassment rules after firing CEO

American Apparel Inc., which fired controversial founder Dov Charney as chief executive officer last month for alleged misconduct, strengthened rules to prevent sexual harassment among its employees.

Dec 30, 2014

Harvard Law agrees to sex harassment resolution

Harvard Law School was found in violation of Title IX, the law that prohibits gender discrimination in education, for its failure to respond adequately to sexual assault reports, the Education Department said.

Sep 23, 2014

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.

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