| May 13, 2013
Imagine me walking into a corporate executive's office.
Me: How important is trust to the health of your workplace?
Executive: Why, it's critical.
Executive: Who are you? And why are you in my office wearing pajamas?
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Baltimore County has asked a judge to suspend proceedings in an age-discrimination case, saying in federal court filings that determining damages owed to employees and retirees could be a "lengthy, costly and complex" process that requires the review of...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 5:43 PM
In a decision that could affect thousands of active and retired Baltimore County employees, a federal judge ruled that the county's pension system discriminates against beneficiaries because older workers were required to pay more toward their...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:12 PM
Baltimore County officials say thousands of workers could be forced to contribute more to their pensions after a federal judge ruled that the county retirement system discriminates against beneficiaries based on age.
The county vowed Tuesday to...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Toys "R" Us, alleging the company broke the law when staff at its Columbia store refused to provide a sign-language interpreter for a job applicant who is deaf.
The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S....
| Mar 24, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Despite decades of regulation, legislation and effort, obstacles continue to hinder equal employment opportunities for African-Americans in the federal workplace, a federal commission has reported.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:59 PM
When Peggy Young became pregnant with her third child, she said a supervisor told her she was a liability and not to come back to work as a UPS package delivery driver in Landover until she had the baby.
"I was very upset because I wanted to work; I...
| Mar 25, 2013
Suppose I'm a business — and what a handsome business I'd be! — that's interviewing people for a job opening. There are two finalists, one 27 years old, the other 52.
They have similar qualifications, albeit the older candidate has more...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 11:48 AM
By now, researcher Cynthia Calvert says, most employers know enough about the law and gender discrimination to at least avoid the appearance of bias against women.
But, she said, the same cautionary discretion just doesn't seem to apply to mothers, or...
| Nov 13, 2011
Victims of sexual harassment often remain in the shadows for one simple reason: fear.
Fear of accusations becoming public, of having their entire lives scrutinized. Fear they may be judged uncharitably by people who don't know them.
Examples of those...
| Sep 4, 2011
I recently found an array of online job postings that greet seekers with these encouraging words: "MUST BE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED, NO EXCEPTIONS."
How lovely. In a country with 13.9 million unemployed residents, that's akin to a restaurant requiring a hungry...