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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is cracking down on companies accused of gender stereotyping, a cautionary tale for businesses to avoid falling back on stereotypes when recruiting employees.

These cases play “off the stereotypes of women in the workplace that one would hope we’ve moved beyond, but obviously do still exist,” said Fiona Ong, a partner at Baltimore labor and employment firm Shawe Rosenthal.

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