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Case Name EEOC v. BVI PRECISION MATERIALS COMPANY EE-PA-0030
Docket / Court 2:06-cv-04362-JCJ ( E.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006, the Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against BVI Precision Materials Company in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In September 2006, the Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against BVI Precision Materials Company in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the charging party, a female employee, to sexual harassment consisting of sexually offensive remarks and unwelcome sexual advances. In addition, the defendant retaliated against the charging party by terminating her in response to her complaints of the sexual harassment. The charging party intervened in the suit in December 2006, and the parties settled through a consent decree about two months later in February 2007.

The three-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: give the charging party a neutral reference, post a notice of this decree, develop an anti-discrimination policy and complaint procedure, distribute the policy to all its employees, provide annual Title VII training for its supervisors and mangers, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and pay the charging party $80,000.

Michele Marxkors - 06/15/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) BVI Precision Materials Company
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 2007 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
2:06-cv-04362-JCJ (E.D. Pa.) 02/21/2007
EE-PA-0030-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2006
EE-PA-0030-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 02/15/2007
EE-PA-0030-0002 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

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