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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Sun Staff Writer | April 12, 1994
Two women have filed separate civil suits accusing a gynecologist of making improper sexual advances during examinations.The suits accuse Dr. Mohammad Farzanfar, who has offices in Baltimore and Anne Arundel County, of exploiting his "position of power and trust" over the two patients to gain sexual satisfaction.In one suit, a Severna Park woman says the doctor caused her to become aroused -- "to her embarrassment and shame" -- during an April 18, 1991, examination. The woman says the doctor also made comments about her husband's sex habits.
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April 28, 2013
I have to applaud Sen. Lisa Gladden for her creative assertion that if future female correctional officers are hired on the basis of having a college degree they would be immune to the sexual advances of male inmates ("Guards protected from discipline, FBI says," April 25). Apparently, Senator Gladden feels that a woman who is better educated than a male inmate who is high school drop-out would be immune to his charms. "If you had college graduates, four-year graduates, do you think they're going to be messing around with a guy who dropped out of high school?"
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by Nick Madigan and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 28, 2010
A former waitress at a Double T Diner in Anne Arundel County filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Thursday in federal court against the restaurant chain and the son of one of its owners, alleging she was subjected to sexual advances, gropings and graphic profanity. The suit by the 27-year-old woman is the latest in a decade-long string of legal actions -- including two suits by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission -- against the Double T chain by former waitresses who claimed they were sexually harassed by managers and other employees.
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By Nick Madigan and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 29, 2010
A former waitress at a Double T Diner in Anne Arundel County filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Thursday in federal court against the restaurant chain and the son of one of its owners, alleging she was subjected to sexual advances, gropings and graphic profanity. The suit by the 27-year-old woman is the latest in a decade-long string of legal actions - including two suits by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - against the Double T chain by former waitresses who claimed they were sexually harassed by managers and other employees.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | March 7, 1993
A woman who worked at a Glen Burnie counseling center has sued her former boss for $6 million, claiming he sexually harassed her by sending her flowers and notes and implying she would go further in her career if she responded to his advances.Patricia A. Willis of the 100 block of Second Ave., Glen Burnie, charges in the suit filed Friday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court that Raymond B. Farrow continuously tried to induce her into a sexual relationship.She claimed that her "salary was decreased and that she was forced to resign her position because of her refusal to submit to the sexual advances."
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By Michael K. Burns | January 27, 1991
The state Human Relations Commission has charged the Queen Anne's County school board with allowing a male employee to demand sexual favors from female bus drivers in exchange for rewarding them with better pay and treatment.The commission formally charged the Eastern Shore school system with illegal sex discrimination involving two former drivers, but it claimed that others were involved in what it said is "an ongoing practice" of the transportation coordinator.A lawyer for the school board denied the allegations, first brought to the state agency in 1988, and said the accused man remains "a trusted and valued employee."
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By SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER | April 9, 1998
SAN FRANCISCO -- Thirteen baseball players who allege they were subjected to unwanted sexual advances by a San Francisco Giants scout have sued the team for discrimination and sexual harassment, saying that top management knew of the problem but did nothing to stop it.The complaint filed in federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday alleges that 21-year scouting veteran Luis Rosa, in his position as managing agent of the Giants, subjected the players to...
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By Lisa Schiffren | December 4, 1992
TWO Sundays ago I stumbled to the door to retrieve my Washington Post and, like most Washingtonians, scanned the headlines to see what was happening -- a local euphemism meaning, "What politician has been caught doing something outrageous or disgraceful?"I didn't expect much because transitions are dry periods for scandals, but habit is strong and, anyway, my search was rewarded.The front-page headline screamed that several women had accused Sen. Bob Packwood of Oregon of making unwanted sexual advances to many women.
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April 28, 2013
I have to applaud Sen. Lisa Gladden for her creative assertion that if future female correctional officers are hired on the basis of having a college degree they would be immune to the sexual advances of male inmates ("Guards protected from discipline, FBI says," April 25). Apparently, Senator Gladden feels that a woman who is better educated than a male inmate who is high school drop-out would be immune to his charms. "If you had college graduates, four-year graduates, do you think they're going to be messing around with a guy who dropped out of high school?"
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By Michael K. Burns and Michael K. Burns,Staff Writer | February 29, 1992
Female bus drivers for Queen Anne's County schools were sexually harassed by the county bus supervisor, who demanded sexual favors in exchange for better pay and treatment, a state hearing officer has ruled.G. Paul Emory, the former bus transportation coordinator, repeatedly made sexual advances to female drivers and gave them extra work for pay if they acceded, the hearing officer concluded in a complaint brought by the state Human Relations Commission.John W. Hardwicke, the state's chief administrative law judge, ordered the school board to pay $28,000 in lost wages to two former bus drivers who were sexually harassed and to rehire one of them who was laid off in 1987.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,SUN REPORTER | September 1, 2006
Four young women who attended a Salisbury Pentecostal church filed a lawsuit yesterday saying that the head of their church made unwanted sexual advances and had inappropriate sexual relations with some of them. When they confronted the head of the church, the lawsuit says, two were asked to leave the congregation, and when complaints were filed with the church's district governing body, the allegations were not properly investigated. The lawsuit, which seeks $4 million in damages, alleges that Richard C. Lawson, bishop of the New Life Apostolic Church, told each of the women that his wife was sick and that he would need a companion when she died.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 27, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Defining new standards to govern sexual harassment, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that employers should often be held legally responsible for mistreatment by supervisors of workers under their control.And, the court made clear for the first time that workers who are threatened with job penalties if they don't submit to sexual advances or they refuse to tolerate sexual remarks may sue for damages even if those threats are never carried out.But it also created a new legal defense that sometimes could spare employers from heavy damages -- if they show they have clear anti-harassment policies and make it easy for workers to file complaints about abuse.
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By SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER | April 9, 1998
SAN FRANCISCO -- Thirteen baseball players who allege they were subjected to unwanted sexual advances by a San Francisco Giants scout have sued the team for discrimination and sexual harassment, saying that top management knew of the problem but did nothing to stop it.The complaint filed in federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday alleges that 21-year scouting veteran Luis Rosa, in his position as managing agent of the Giants, subjected the players to...
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 26, 1998
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court indicated yesterday that it wants to hold employers responsible for a supervisor's sexual harassment of workers, but that management should not be automatically liable in every case.During a hearing on a test case involving a Florida lifeguard who sued after being subjected to crude sexual advances by two of her superiors on the beach, the justices became mired in complexity about how to write a standard of legal blame for employers."This is like running around Robin Hood's barn," Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist protested as a Fort Lauderdale lawyer for the former lifeguard offered the court little help in clarifying employers' legal responsibility.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and TaNoah Morgan and JoAnna Daemmrich and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | October 10, 1996
A congressional aide who was a host for Naval Academy midshipmen at his Annapolis apartment has been charged with sexually molesting three male sophomores.John J. Whitt, 39, the legislative director for the U.S. delegate from Guam, was arrested Monday after the three midshipmen accused him of fondling them on separate weekends in June and September, police say.The midshipmen reported that Whitt had invited them to his apartment and waited until they were asleep before making unwanted sexual advances, according to documents filed in Annapolis District Court.
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