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Case Name EEOC v. BOB WARD NEW HOMES, LLC. EE-MD-0014
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-02728-JFM ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Baltimore District Office filed this case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The defendant was Bob Ward New Homes at Harford County, a residential home builder. The complaint alleged that the complainant, a black male, was disciplined and terminated because of his race ... read more >
The Baltimore District Office filed this case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The defendant was Bob Ward New Homes at Harford County, a residential home builder. The complaint alleged that the complainant, a black male, was disciplined and terminated because of his race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lawsuit was filed in September 2005 and was eventually resolved by consent decree in June 2006. The complainant, who did not intervene in the case, was awarded a total of $46,000, and was given a promise of positive job references along with expungement of any mention of the incident from his personnel file. In addition, the company had to provide a training session to all employees and post a notice of rights. The duration of the consent decree was two years.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/29/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Bob Ward Companies, LLC
Bob Ward New Homes at Harford County LLC
Bob Ward New Homse at Harford County LLC
L.W.J. 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 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
1:05-cv-02728-JFM (D. Md.) 06/27/2006
EE-MD-0014-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Amended Complaint 10/28/2005
EE-MD-0014-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 06/23/2006
EE-MD-0014-0002 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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