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Case Name EEOC v. DUCLAW BREWERY CO OF ARUNDEL MILLS LLC EE-MD-0029
Docket / Court 1:03-cv-02653-AMD ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2003, the EEOC district office in Baltimore, Maryland brought this suit against the Duclaw Brewing Company of Arundel Hills, LLC, a regional brewery and restaurant chain, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The complaint alleged that the defendant's managers, upon ... read more >
In September 2003, the EEOC district office in Baltimore, Maryland brought this suit against the Duclaw Brewing Company of Arundel Hills, LLC, a regional brewery and restaurant chain, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The complaint alleged that the defendant's managers, upon being appraised of an employee's pregnancy, subjected her to meritless disciplinary warning, threatened demotion, reduced working hours, and ultimately terminated her for complaining about the discrimination. After failed motions for summary judgment by both parties, a consent decree was entered in December 2004.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed the the defendant would pay the aggrieved former employee $20,000, refrain from retaliating or discriminating on the basis of sex, provide EEO training to its employees, and immediately post EEO notices.

Jason Chester - 06/17/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Duclaw Brewery Company of Arundel Mills, LLP
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 not on record
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
1:03-cv-02653-AMD (D. Md.) 12/10/2004
EE-MD-0029-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/16/2003
EE-MD-0029-0001.pdf | Detail
Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment and Plaintiff's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment] 11/29/2004 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0029-0002.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 12/10/2004
EE-MD-0029-0003.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

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