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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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  • Balto. Co. disability settlements total more than $1 million

    Balto. Co. disability settlements total more than $1 million
    Baltimore County's recent settlements with two firefighters and a police officer who alleged the county violated federal disability law will cost taxpayers more than $1 million — more than county officials had previously revealed. The three...
  • Baltimore Police announce major reshuffling of command staff

    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts announced Thursday a broad reshuffling of the agency's command staff, with new leadership for four patrol districts and the homicide unit, as well as the creation of units focused on community relations and...
  • Balto. Co. seeks delay in pension age-discrimination case

    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...
  • In trust we trust

    In trust we trust
    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. Awkward pause. Executive: Who are you? And why are you in my office wearing pajamas? Me: I'm...
  • EEOC claims Toys 'R' Us discriminated against deaf job applicant

    EEOC claims Toys 'R' Us discriminated against deaf job applicant
    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....
  • Commission identifies obstacles for African-Americans in federal workforce

    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...
  • Judge rules Balto. Co. pension system discriminates based on age

    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...
  • Balto. Co.: Ruling in EEOC case could mean increased pension contributions

    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...
  • Is your workplace ageist?

    Is your workplace ageist?
    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...
  • 'Unemployed need not apply' a disturbing trend

    'Unemployed need not apply' a disturbing trend
    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...
  • Workplace pregnancy discrimination on the rise

    Workplace pregnancy discrimination on the rise
    Heads up employers - firing or not hiring a woman for being pregnant is illegal. Sounds obvious especially considering there are 2 laws about it, but it appears it’s still happening. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says women in the...