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HR manager awarded $187,000 for disability discrimination

Maryland workers might want to know that a Michigan paper and packaging manufacturer has agreed to pay $187,500 to settle a lawsuit alleging that the company wrongly fired its former human resources manager while he was on short-term disability leave. The suit was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of the manager.

Sexual harassment can affect productivity

The extent to which unwanted sexual advances and other forms of sexual harassment exist in work environments might come as a surprise to people. The amount of attention focused by the media on the inappropriateness of lewd comments, sexual innuendo and sexually explicit materials in the workplace should have created enough public awareness to make offices and workplaces in Maryland and elsewhere relatively free of such conduct. Sadly, 33 percent of young women responding to a survey reported being the victim of harassment in a work setting.

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