sexual harassment

July 28, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Free Upcoming Public Trainings through the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights

The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR) hosts a variety of free public training sessions throughout July and August. Upcoming training sessions will include: ‘Employment Discrimination Basics’ on July 29 and Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – An introductory class providing the definition of discrimination, theories of discrimination and best practices. To […]

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October 7, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Council Reduces Standards to Prove Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Standards that must be met before Montgomery County residents can seek action against sexual harassment in the workplace now are lower, thanks to a unanimous vote by the Montgomery County Council on Oct. 6. The legislation sponsored by Councilmember Will Jawando defines harassment and sexual harassment as actions that are more than a petty slight. […]

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July 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

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Washington Post: Female Employees of Washington’s NFL Team Describe Toxic Work Atmosphere

Fifteen former female employees of Washington’s NFL team faced “relentless sexual harassment and verbal abuse that was ignored – and, in some cases, condoned – by top team executives,” according to a just-released article in The Washington Post. Those accused include the director and assistant director of pro personnel, the senior vice president of content […]

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March 25, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Jawando Sponsors Bill to Better Address Workplace Sexual Harassment

On March 25, the Montgomery County Council introduced legislation to define the terms “harassment” and “sexual harassment,” in order to help victims better confront workplace harassment, according to a press release from the Montgomery County Council.  Councilmember Will Jawando sponsored the bill and Councilmember Nancy Navarro is a cosponsor.  The legislation would define harassment as […]

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August 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

9:30 Club Owner Charged For Soliciting Prostitution From Massage Therapist

Montgomery County detectives from the Vice and Intelligence Unit of the Special Investigations Division have charged a Bethesda man with soliciting prostitution from a licensed massage and physical therapist at her business. Police identified the Bethesda man as 60-year-old Seth Hurwitz who owns the 9:30 Club and the Anthem and manages and books Merriweather Post […]

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May 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man Arrested For Secretly Taking Lewd Photos, Videos of Women in Mall

Police have arrested a man for allegedly taking “upskirt” photos and videos of women in a Silver Spring mall, without their knowledge. According to police, 27-year-old Abdul Muhammad — of an unconfirmed address — faces four charges of using a camera “to conduct visual surveillance of the private area of victims without their consent.” He’s […]

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January 16, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Local Chamber of Commerce Hosts Seminar on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Allegations of sexual harassment from victims across the country sparked local leaders to hold a workshop around the issue in Montgomery County. The workshop, sponsored by the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce and Launch Workplaces, focused on identifying and preventing harassment in the workplace. “Kicking off the new year, we want to make sure that people […]

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January 9, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber to Host Sexual Harassment Workshop

Sexual harassment in the workplace has been considered a form of discrimination on the basis of sex in the United States since the mid 1970’s, but it seems to have been a growing epidemic. Throughout 2017, women – and men – came forward bringing allegations of sexual harassment against their employers and co-workers. Among others, […]

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