University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
new search
page permalink
Case Name EEOC v. DOURON, INC. EE-MD-0027
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-02553-AMD ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Baltimore District Office filed this suit against Douron, Inc., d/b/a Douron Corporate Furniture, in September 2005 alleging discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("ADEA"). Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant denied the ... read more >
The EEOC's Baltimore District Office filed this suit against Douron, Inc., d/b/a Douron Corporate Furniture, in September 2005 alleging discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("ADEA"). Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant denied the charging party a promotion because of his age, hiring a less-qualified but younger individual instead. The defendant filed an answer to the complaint in October 2005, and it then appears there was little or no action in the case until June 2006 when the parties settled through a consent decree.

Under the terms of the three-year decree, containing a non-discrimination clause, the defendant agreed to: post EEOC-provided posters and notices, provide ADEA training to its managers and officers, and pay the charging party $30,000.

Michele Marxkors - 05/29/2007


compress summary

- click to show/hide ALL -
Issues and Causes of Action
click to show/hide detail
Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Douron, Inc.
Douron, 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 Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2006 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2006
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
click to show/hide detail
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)
1:05-cv-02553-AMD (D. Md.) 06/07/2006
EE-MD-0027-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
[Complaint] 09/14/2005
EE-MD-0027-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 06/07/2006
EE-MD-0027-0003.pdf | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

- click to show/hide ALL -

new search
page permalink

- top of page -