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Tag Archives: Title VII

NIH’s security firm settles job bias claim for $1.6M (access required)

The National Institutes of Health’s security firm has agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle a federal agency’s claim that it systematically harassed, discriminated and retaliated against employees born in Africa. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged MVM Inc. ...

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Cleaning firm settles national origin bias claim in Hyattsville (access required)

A nationwide cleaning company will pay $37,500 to settle federal claims a woman was subjected to a derogatory tirade and illegally fired from her janitorial job in Hyattsville because she was an El Salvadoran immigrant with limited command of English, ...

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Catholic Relief Services accused of gender bias, denial of same-sex benefits (access required)

Catholic Relief Services withdrew health insurance coverage from a gay employee’s spouse despite having told the worker that the Baltimore-based agency’s insurance plan does not discriminate against same-sex marriages, the worker has alleged in a lawsuit filed in federal court. ...

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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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Judge permits harassment claim against University of Maryland to proceed (access required)

A researcher’s claim of sexual harassment and retaliation by her University of Maryland supervisor will proceed toward trial against the school after a federal judge this week rejected the university’s argument that the alleged victim worked not for its medical ...

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