| May 9, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Wet Seal will pay $7.5 million to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit that accused the teen retailer of firing black employees to present a blond-and-blue-eyed front in its stores, according to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
| 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?
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Harford County-based Upper Chesapeake Health System is the subject of a complaint and lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a former employee who claims she was discriminated against because of a disability and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:07 PM
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued an Annapolis medical practice, alleging that a pregnant receptionist was discriminated against and fired.
The complaint, filed in Baltimore's U.S. District Court on Thursday, alleges that a...
| May 30, 2013
| 5:37 PM
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.
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:03 PM
The owner of Basta Pasta restaurants in Fallston and Timonium is accused of sexually harassing employees, including teenagers, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The EEOC suit, filed in U.S....
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:52 AM
After graduating from Vassar College in 1966, Elisabeth Coleman sought a job in journalism "as an assistant to a smart man." She found such a position as a researcher at Newsweek magazine in New York.
In those "Mad Men" days of suffocating sexism,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:50 PM
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Thursday it has sued Extended Stay Hotels for paying women less than men performing the same work at the company's facility in Lexington Park.
According to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District...
| Feb 19, 2012
A country as large, diverse and modern as ours depends on an elaborate system of laws to run efficiently and fairly. The number of laws grows as the nation gets bigger and the economy more complex. Consider, as a crude measure of growth, the size of the...
| Mar 18, 2012
Many long-term unemployed have discovered an ugly truth: You need a job to get one.
Jobless workers across the country have recounted tales of being written off by a prospective employer if they have been out of work for six months or more. And some...
| Aug 14, 2011
While nearly 14 million unemployed Americans are searching for work, some employers are limiting their hiring to preferred candidates: People who already have jobs.
Recruiters and worker advocates say companies are screening out applicants who don't have...