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DOJ Investigating Hiring Of African-Americans In Baltimore County

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating possible racial discrimination in hiring by police and fire departments in Baltimore County.

02/22/2012

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Baltimore County Council Approves Transgender Rights Bill

The Baltimore County Council approves a controversial measure protecting transgender people from discrimination. The bill was brought on by a high-profile attack on a transgender woman at McDonald’s.

02/21/2012

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Judge Hears Case Over Md. Funding Of Black Schools

Attorneys arguing that Maryland’s history of racially-segregated higher education is ongoing used decades-old state reports to try to make their point as a federal trial began Tuesday.

01/03/2012

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Howard County Council Passes Gender Identity Law

The Howard County Council has adopted a measure prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and expression.

12/06/2011

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Israeli Hotel Visit Prompts Discrimination Suit

A Muslim hotel valet at one of Washington’s most exclusive hotels has sued his employer, claiming he was barred from working on floors occupied last year by a visiting Israeli delegation.

08/30/2011

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NAACP Asks For Probe Of Anne Arundel Police

The Anne Arundel County branch of the NAACP is asking for a Justice Department to probe into the hiring and disciplinary practices of the county’s police department, saying black officers have reported disparate treatment.

07/12/2011

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Verizon To Pay $20M To Settle Discrimination Suit

Verizon will pay $20 million to resolve a lawsuit over its treatment of disabled employees who missed work as a result of their disability.

07/06/2011

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Supreme Court Sides With Wal-Mart In Discrimination Lawsuit

The Supreme Court sides with Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest employer, in a class action lawsuit launched by women who work there. The ruling could set a precedent for all big companies.

06/20/2011

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Federal Jury Denies Md. Woman’s Sex-Bias Claim

A U.S. District Court jury has denied a woman’s claim of sexual harassment and gender discrimination during Hagerstown Police Department training.

06/06/2011

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Group Tries To Combat Discrimination Against Those With Disabilities

More than 20,000 Marylanders are living in nursing homes. One survey finds almost a quarter of them don’t think they need to be there, but they feel trapped.

04/25/2011

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Bill On Gender Identity Rights Not Likely To Pass

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller says the chances of a measure aimed at preventing discrimination against transgender residents passing in the Senate are “next to none.”

03/29/2011

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Civil Rights Agency Shelves College Bias Probe

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has shelved a yearlong investigation into possible gender discrimination in college admissions.

03/18/2011

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