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Tag Archives: Title VII

EEOC sues Baltimore auto dealership alleging gender bias, retaliation (access required)

Last September, Jessica Dotterweich says, she discovered she was being paid less than fellow dispatcher Nathan Brown at Jerry’s Chevrolet Inc. in Baltimore and asked her employer why. She was fired a week later, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ...

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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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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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