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Hopkins Applied Physics Lab to pay ex-employees $360,000 in discrimination settlement
Hopkins Applied Physics Lab to pay ex-employees $360,000 in discrimination settlement

Two former Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory employees will receive nearly $360,000 in back pay and damages in a settlement over allegations of discrimination, though lab officials said they disagree with findings of a federal inquiry into the matter. The U.S. Department of Labor said it received complaints in 2010 from two African-American women who said they had been subjected to a hostile work environment at the Laurel lab. When one of the women tried to pursue a complaint through the lab's equal employment opportunity process, she said she was harassed, retaliated against and eventually fired, labor department investigators found. An investigation by the labor...

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