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Case Name EEOC v. JOSEPHTHAL & COMPANY INC. (fka JOSEPTHAL, LYONS & ROSS INC.) EE-DC-0010
Docket / Court 1:98-cv-02342-ESH ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1998, the Washington, D.C. (along with the Baltimore) office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Josephthal & Co Inc. f/k/a Josephthal, Lyons & Ross Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. According to the consent decree, the complaint alleged that the ... read more >
In September 1998, the Washington, D.C. (along with the Baltimore) office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Josephthal & Co Inc. f/k/a Josephthal, Lyons & Ross Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. According to the consent decree, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the claimants to a hostile work environment because of their race, sex, national origin, and religion. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in August 2000 after the defendant filed a motion to dismiss or in the alternative for summary judgment in March 1999.

The one year consent decree required the defendant to pay the claimants $330,000 in damages, provide to the EEOC for its review its current anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, allow the EEOC to attend one of its training programs, make reports on internal complaints to the EEOC, and refrain from discrimination.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/18/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
Religion discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Josephthal & Co., 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 2000 - 2001
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
1:98-cv-02342-ESH (D.D.C.) 08/23/2000
EE-DC-0010-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 08/23/2000
EE-DC-0010-0001.pdf | Detail
EEOC and Josephthal & Co., Inc. Settle Harassment Suit 08/29/2000
EE-DC-0010-0002.pdf | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Guberman, Mark S. (District of Columbia)
EE-DC-0010-0001
Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)
EE-DC-0010-0001
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)
EE-DC-0010-0001
Spicer, Tracy Hudson (District of Columbia)
EE-DC-0010-0001
Stewart, Clifford Gregory (New Jersey)
EE-DC-0010-0001
Defendant's Lawyers McCabe, Donald G. (New York)
EE-DC-0010-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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