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Case Name EEOC v. MARYLAND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION, INC. EE-MD-0076
Docket / Court WDO-03-CV-2792 ( 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
In September 2003, the EEOC district office in Baltimore, Maryland brought this suit against the Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The complaint states that two female employees alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of ... read more >
In September 2003, the EEOC district office in Baltimore, Maryland brought this suit against the Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The complaint states that two female employees alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it maintained a sexually hostile work environment and retaliated against the women for complaining about harassment. Specifically, the women allege that the defendant committed retaliatory harassment against one woman for filing a charge of harassment and retaliated against the other complainant for assisting in the investigation. After virtually no discovery and one settlement conference, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered April 2004.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the complainants a total of $29,000, change is application questions, expunge employee files of any reference to this litigation, submit complaints to the EEOC for review, provide EEO training, post an EEO notice, and allow the EEOC to review for compliance with no prior notice. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the decree ran for twenty-one months.

Joel Pettit - 07/14/2007


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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
Monitoring
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria
Discrimination-area
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) The Maryland Classified Employees Association, 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 - 2006
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)
1:03-cv-02792-WDQ (D. Md.) 04/20/2004
EE-MD-0076-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/30/2003
EE-MD-0076-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 04/20/2004
EE-MD-0076-0002 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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