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Case Name EEOC v. Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc. EE-MD-0041
Docket / Court 1:02-cv-00755-MJG ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Baltimore office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, against Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc. The complaint, filed in March 2002, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that the Defendant ... read more >
The Baltimore office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, against Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc. The complaint, filed in March 2002, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that the Defendant had retaliated against the charging party by discharging her in response to her complaints about sexual harassment. The parties entered into a consent decree in January 2003 which was valid for 3 years.

The decree required Defendant to pay the charging party $35,000 and provide her with a neutral employment reference, provide anti-discrimination training for its employees, post and distribute a notice of non-discrimination at its facility, and report to the EEOC every 18 months about any internal complaints of retaliation that had occurred during the time period. Defendant was also enjoined from retaliating against its employees in violation of Title VII.

Elizabeth Glassman - 07/04/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
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
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Ferris, Baker Watts, 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 2003 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
1:02-cv-00755-MJG (D. Md.) 01/02/2003
EE-MD-0041-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree 01/02/2003
EE-MD-0041-0001 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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