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Case Name EEOC v. SPECIAL COUNSEL EE-MD-0113
Docket / Court 1:04-cv-2012 ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Baltimore Field Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Special Counsel, Inc., a legal services company, in June 2004, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The case was resolved by a consent decree in December 2004, only six months after being filed. The suit was ... read more >
The Baltimore Field Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Special Counsel, Inc., a legal services company, in June 2004, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The case was resolved by a consent decree in December 2004, only six months after being filed. The suit was based on retaliation for complaints about age discrimination by the complainant, a female, in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The EEOC only asked for an injunction, back pay, and any other appropriate affirmative relief. The terms of the consent decree gave the complainant $69,000 in back pay along with a neutral reference. Special Counsel was required to expunge her record as well as refrain from retaliation in violation of the ADEA. In addition, they were required to institute two hour EEO training for managers and one hour EEO training for all other employees.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/25/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Special Counsel
Special Counsel, 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 2004 - 2005
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)
1:04-cv-02012-RDB (D. Md.) 12/20/2004
EE-MD-0113-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/30/2004
EE-MD-0113-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 12/17/2004
EE-MD-0113-0002.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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