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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2013
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. District Court in Baltimore, alleges that owner Michael Sakellis, repeatedly would inappropriately touch or would make sexual comments toward female employees, some of whom were teenagers. One female employee said she was given alcohol, which she believed was drugged in an attempt to sexually assault her, the suit says.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
The Social Security Administration is overhauling its internal anti-discrimination program after federal auditors found that the agency failed to establish an adequate system for handling employee claims. Auditors from the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported in May that the Woodlawn-based agency had failed to follow regulations on addressing workplace discrimination complaints, had manipulated data to boost case completion rates and might have allowed managers to interfere in what were supposed to be impartial investigations.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
The Social Security Administration is overhauling its internal anti-discrimination program after federal auditors found that the agency failed to establish an adequate system for handling employee claims. Auditors from the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported in May that the Woodlawn-based agency had failed to follow regulations on addressing workplace discrimination complaints, had manipulated data to boost case completion rates and might have allowed managers to interfere in what were supposed to be impartial investigations.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2013
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. District Court in Baltimore, alleges that owner Michael Sakellis, repeatedly would inappropriately touch or would make sexual comments toward female employees, some of whom were teenagers. One female employee said she was given alcohol, which she believed was drugged in an attempt to sexually assault her, the suit says.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2013
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 "unconscious biases" about African-Americans, a lack of adequate mentoring opportunities and insufficient training assignments all affect hiring or advancement in government jobs. The failure of agencies to follow and effectively enforce equal employment opportunity law also has an effect, the commission said in the report published this month.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Evening Sun Staff | October 21, 1991
You're a woman at a new job and a co-worker -- who has a pin-up of Miss October tacked above his desk -- begins each workday gleefully relating the latest smutty joke.Source: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines
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February 22, 1999
Court of Appeals Chief Judge Robert M. Bell and the Baltimore office of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will announce today the start of a program offering free mediation services to settle employment disputes.This is the first time that the EEOC will offer free alternatives to full investigations in employment discrimination cases. The Maryland kickoff in Columbia is one of 50 being held around the country this week, after Congress allotted $13 million for such programs.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 16, 2002
A consent decree has been sent to U.S. District Court to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit filed last year against the White Marsh Double T Diner, the Baltimore District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced yesterday. The suit, filed in June, alleges that diner waitresses were sexually harassed by way of touching and sexually suggestive, lurid and derogatory comments. Those who complained were berated, fired or felt they had to quit because of the working conditions, according to the suit.
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By Cox News Service | November 16, 1990
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- At Hooters, the chicken wings come mild, medium, hot or Three Mile Island. But these days it's the breasts that are causing all the heat.A sex discrimination complaint against the popular restaurant chain could leave judges and lawyers debating one deceptively simple question -- just what does Hooters really sell? Chicken wings or cheesecake?Two weeks ago, a district director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Pasco County near Tampa found that Hooters discriminates against men by hiring only women as bartenders and waitresses.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 28, 1999
Alleging violations of her religious freedom, a 31-year-old Jehovah's Witness from Harford County is suing Saks Fifth Avenue of Harford County for transferring her from the human resources department to the department store's warehouse.In a suit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Tamara R. Green of Havre de Grace claims she was sent to the warehouse in 1997 after declining to celebrate her boss' birthday and refusing to dress up as a Hershey's Kiss to participate in a company Halloween party.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2013
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 "unconscious biases" about African-Americans, a lack of adequate mentoring opportunities and insufficient training assignments all affect hiring or advancement in government jobs. The failure of agencies to follow and effectively enforce equal employment opportunity law also has an effect, the commission said in the report published this month.
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September 27, 2011
An Ellicott City senior living facility is being sued for allegedly violating federal law for failing to hire a Muslim woman who would not remove her head scarf. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against Morningside House on behalf of Khadijah Salim on Monday. The lawsuit says Morningside House's director of health and wellness asked if Salim during a June 2010 interview if she would remove her religious headscarf, called a hijab, if she worked at the facility.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2010
The Community College of Baltimore County has agreed to pay $50,000 and provide other relief to settle an age-discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Monday. The lawsuit accused the college of failing to hire Sheri Chosak as a part-time adviser for English as a second language at its Owings Mills campus because she was 60 years old. Chosak has been a registration clerk at the Owings Mills campus since 2001. In addition to compensating Chosak, the settlement requires the college to provide at least two hours of mandatory training on preventing age discrimination and federal anti-discrimination laws to all managers at its Owings Mills campus.
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