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Case Name EEOC v. BOUZIANIS, INC. d/b/a DOUBLE T DINER EE-MD-0015
Docket / Court 1:06-CV-02520-RDB ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Baltimore district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Bouzianis, Inc., an entity doing business as the Double T Diner, in September 2006, in the District Court of Maryland. The complaint alleged that a waitress was subjected to sexual harassment by her supervisor and the business ... read more >
The Baltimore district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Bouzianis, Inc., an entity doing business as the Double T Diner, in September 2006, in the District Court of Maryland. The complaint alleged that a waitress was subjected to sexual harassment by her supervisor and the business owner. The harassment was severe enough to cause her to be constructively discharged from her position. After the Defendant made a motion to dismiss, both parties requested alternative dispute resolution. In May 2007, a settlement conference was held. The motion to dismiss was denied in August 2007, and a consent decree was issued in October 2007.

The consent decree required the Defendant to implement a revised sexual harassment policy. This policy included a contact person to whom reports of harassment could be made and an impartial investigation procedure. The consent decree also required mandatory training of employees (including managers and supervisors); the posting of notices informing employees of their statutory right to a workplace free from harassment; and the distribution of the notice to new employees.

Kevin Wilemon - 05/14/2008


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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
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Bouzianis, 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 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)
1:06-cv-02520-RDB (D. Md.) 10/04/2007
EE-MD-0015-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/26/2006
EE-MD-0015-0001 PDF | Detail
Memorandum Opinion [re: Motion to Dismiss] 08/02/2007 (2007 WL 2258898) (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0015-0002 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Order [Denying Motion to Dismiss] 08/02/2007 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0015-0003 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 10/03/2007
EE-MD-0015-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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