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Baltimore County to Pay $1.1M to Settle Church’s Religious Bias Claims

Baltimore County has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve a religious discrimination lawsuit over a county board’s denial of a church’s expansion plan. The Baltimore Sun reports that the county and Hunt Valley Baptist Church reached the March 31 …

Michigan Hospital to Pay $74.4K to Settle Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

A hospital in Michigan will pay more than $74,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by federal officials. Memorial Healthcare, which operates a hospital in Owosso, Mich., will pay $74,418 and furnish other relief to settle a religious discrimination …

Trial Over Bias Claim Against Kansas Secretary of State Kobach’s Office Begins

A former employee in Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office alleges in a lawsuit headed to trial on Aug. 21 that she was fired because she didn’t go to church enough. Kobach — who until the middle of 2016 …

Islamic Woman Fired from Oregon Nonprofit Sues for $1M

A woman of Islamic faith has filed a $1 million lawsuit against a Portland nonprofit, alleging she was fired because of her religion, national origin and disability of asthma. The lawsuit filed last week by Sharmin Rahman contends she was …

Pennsylvania Hospital Sued Over Firing of Employees Who Refused Flu Shots

Federal authorities are suing a Pennsylvania hospital, alleging religious discrimination in the firing of six employees who refused to get flu shots. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Erie, Penn., by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Saint …