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Case Name EEOC v. Putnam Stone & Mason Supply, Inc. EE-NY-0251
Docket / Court 7:07-cv-08177 ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 19, 2007, the EEOC filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. The EEOC claimed that Defendant, Putnam Stone & Mason Supply, Inc., failed to ... read more >
On September 19, 2007, the EEOC filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. The EEOC claimed that Defendant, Putnam Stone & Mason Supply, Inc., failed to provide appropriate relief to an individual as was required by a mediation settlement through the EEOC in regards to a sexual harassment charge. The agreement required that Defendant pay the individual $45,000 through a series of monthly installments, and the EEOC alleged that Defendant failed to make any of the payments. The EEOC sought monetary damages, including punitive damages for the alleged breach of the mediation agreement.

The EEOC then amended its complaint on September 26, 2007, to include a copy of the original mediation agreement.

On January 27, 2008, the District Court (Judge Kenneth M. Karas) dismissed all claims and approved a settlement between the parties under a consent decree. The decree generally enjoined Defendant from future discrimination based on sex and from retaliation for asserting one's rights under Title VII. Defendant was further required to (1) implement and distribute to its employees an employment discrimination policy, (2) place an EEOC poster in its offices, and (3) display this consent decree for its employee's to see. Defendant was also required to provide at least two hours of training to each of its employees on employment discrimination laws, as well as an additional three hours plus two hours annually of such training for its management and supervisory employees. Finally, Defendant was required to pay $45,000 to the aggrieved party. The decree was to remain in effect for a period of three years.

Adam Teitelbaum - 03/20/2010


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Monitor/Master
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Putnam Stone & Mason Supply, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2008 - 2011
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
7:07−cv−08177 (S.D.N.Y.) 01/31/2008
EE-NY-0251-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/19/2007
EE-NY-0251-0001.pdf | Detail
Amended Complaint 09/26/2007
EE-NY-0251-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 01/27/2008
EE-NY-0251-0002.pdf | Detail
Judges Karas, Kenneth M. (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0251-0002 | EE-NY-0251-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Cooper, Ronald S. (District of Columbia)
EE-NY-0251-0001 | EE-NY-0251-0003
Grossman, Elizabeth (New York)
EE-NY-0251-0001 | EE-NY-0251-0002 | EE-NY-0251-9000
Keenan, Judy A. (New York)
EE-NY-0251-0001
Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)
EE-NY-0251-0001 | EE-NY-0251-0003
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)
EE-NY-0251-0001 | EE-NY-0251-0003
Roberts, Monique J. (New York)
EE-NY-0251-0001 | EE-NY-0251-9000
Defendant's Lawyers McMurdy, Keith Ryan (New Jersey)
EE-NY-0251-9000
Sawwan, Donia (New Jersey)
EE-NY-0251-0002 | EE-NY-0251-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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