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Women warned top University of Maryland, Baltimore officials about 'hostile work environment' months before lawsuit

Women warned top University of Maryland, Baltimore officials about 'hostile work environment' months before lawsuit

An anonymous group of women that included faculty and medical residents warned top University of Maryland, Baltimore officials in January that prominent surgeons had inappropriate sexual relationships with subordinates and created a “hostile work environment” in the medical school and its affiliated hospital.

The women wrote a letter on Jan. 7 to UMB President Jay A. Perman, School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece and other leaders that described a culture in which it was believed that women would get ahead if they slept with certain surgeons.

“We don't understand why you continue to promote men who abuse their power, fuel a culture of inequality, and further extend a work...

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