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Case Name EEOC v. HATHAWAY INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION, INC. & HATHAWAY CO. EE-MD-0048
Docket / Court S-01-CV-1308 ( 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 Hathaway Corporation and Hathaway Industrial Automation, in May of 2001, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The suit was based on violations of Title VII and the Equal Pay Act. The complainant alleged that ... read more >
The Baltimore District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Hathaway Corporation and Hathaway Industrial Automation, in May of 2001, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The suit was based on violations of Title VII and the Equal Pay Act. The complainant alleged that she was not paid the same as her counterparts because she was a woman and was retaliated against for complaining. The suit was resolved by consent decree five months after being filed.

The consent decree included both injunctive relief and monetary relief. The complainant was to receive $37,000 in compensatory damages. The complainant also was to have this incident removed from her employment record and would receive a neutral/positive reference in the future from the defendant. The defendant was also to refrain from retaliating and discriminating in the future, they had to post notice of employee rights, and provide a full day of training to each manager. If the consent decree was violated then the EEOC could file a contempt motion with the court only after having engaged in a good-faith effort to resolve the dispute.

Alex Bean - 07/31/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Pay / Benefits
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. § 2000e
Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
Defendant(s) Hathaway Corporation
Hathaway Corporation
Hathaway Industrial Automation
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 2001 - 2002
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
1:01-cv-01308-FNS (D. Md.) 10/15/2001
EE-MD-0048-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 10/15/2001
EE-MD-0048-0001.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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