December 29, 2011
Three former employees of the Annapolis Area Christian School sued the school's association this week, contending that the board did not protect them from sexual harassment and retaliation by Superintendent George J.W. Lawrence Jr. though board members knew about it. In the lawsuit filed in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, Sharon Finecey, a former director of human resources; Lynne George, a former assistant to the dean of students; and Anthony Masevice,...
December 15, 2013
Being a woman, especially a woman of color, raises one's risk of cyber harassment - the intentional infliction of severe emotional distress through persistent online speech. The University of Maryland studied online attacks occurring on an Internet chat medium and found that users with female names received, on average, 100 "malicious private messages" - defined as those with "sexually explicit or threatening" language - for every four received by male users. User gender had a "significant impact" on the number of malicious private messages sent and "no significant impact" on other kinds of attacks, such as attempts to send files with viruses to users, the study said.
March 18, 2010
Two Jewish brothers won a $115,000 settlement from a Texas-based human resources firm after alleging that they endured religious-based harassment - including verbal and physical abuse - while they worked at an office in Harford County, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Wednesday. Brothers Scott and Joseph Jacobson detailed several complaints, including being called "dirty Jew," "dumb Jew," "stupid Jew" and other anti-Semitic slurs by managers and co-workers while working at an office for Conn-X LLC, a cable TV service provider in Edgewood.
November 7, 2011
I agree completely with your editorial of Nov. 3 ("Mug-slinging campaigns in city were short on issues"). and would like to comment further. While it was quite a "mud-slinging" campaign of gigantic proportions, I wonder if anyone else noticed the two policemen in full uniform with the Moe election workers (parked cruisers in full view) at the community center on Election Day? While I fully support the police force exercising their political freedom, I thought that they should have been in "civvies" while doing so without the use of taxpayers' money for their transportation.
May 14, 2012
I say the following as someone who supports the pro-life position. Harassing individuals who are pro-choice and particularly their children is outrageous. It is unequivocally wrong to target Todd Stave through fliers comparing him to Nazis; advertising his private phone number; and doing so where he lives and where his daughter goes to school. Pro-life organizations who are unwilling to vociferously denounce these tactics are an embarrassment to the pro-life cause. On the other hand, The Sun didn't report how Mr. Stave is fighting back.
April 10, 1992
A bill to outlaw sexual harassment in Annapolis has won the support of two City Council subcommittees, paving the way for its expected approval Monday night.The three women on the council -- Ruth Gray, R-Ward 4, Theresa DeGraff, R-Ward 7, and Ellen O. Moyer, D-Ward 8 -- have agreed to co-sponsor the legislation introduced by Alderman CarlO. Snowden, D-Ward 5. Alderman Samuel Gilmer, D-Ward 3, also added his name to the bill yesterday.The bill would make sexual harassment a misdemeanor in the state capital and allow District Court judges to fine people convicted of harassment or jail them for up to six months.