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  • Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees

    Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees
    In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans.
  • After scathing report, Social Security overhauls its equal opportunity program

    After scathing report, Social Security overhauls its equal opportunity program
    The Social Security Administration is overhauling its internal anti-discrimination program after federal auditors found that the agency failed to establish an adequate system for handling employee claims. Auditors from the federal Equal Employment...

    Construction: a boys club [Commentary]

    Construction: a boys club [Commentary]
    Harassment, intimidation and sabotage are a major reason why women do not enter or remain in jobs in the construction industry, according to a provocative and hard hitting study on women in construction by the National Women's Law Center. Women are...

    County ban on sweets based on fat bigotry [Letter]

    Ulman and Kromm's assertion that obesity causes "a strain on the economy" from increased health care costs is false. Poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, inadequate access to health care and certainly poverty most of all adversely affect health and...

    In Maryland, smoking could cost you job

    In Maryland, smoking could cost you job
    Anyone who wants a job next year at Anne Arundel Medical Center — whether as a surgeon or security guard — will have to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco. The Annapolis hospital's new hiring policy might be controversial, but it is...