The New York district office of the EEOC brought this suit against E. Gluck Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in May 2006. The complaint alleged the defendant discriminated against female employees in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. More specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant's Senior Vice President of Sales sexually harassed the claimant and other similarly situated female employees and the defendant terminated the claimant in response to her becoming pregnant. After some discovery and the withdrawal of an intervening complaint, the parties settled the case in June 2007 by entry of a consent decree.
The decree included non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the implementation of an anti-discrimination policy, and required the E. Gluck Corporation to post and distribute a notice of employee rights. E. Gluck Corporation was also required to provide two hours of training in federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment to all employees, including management. The decree also allowed the EEOC to monitor and review compliance with the decree through the inspection of defendant's relevant records and/or through interviews with employees and management. The defendant also agreed to make available for inspection and copying any records reasonably related to the enforcement of the decree upon five day written notice by the EEOC. Additionally, the defendant agreed to hire a part-time Human Resources Manager to assist the Controller in addressing human resources issues. The injunctive parts of the decree had a three year term. In addition, the defendant agreed to pay $170,000 to three claimants.Kevin Wilemon - 05/29/2008