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Case Name EEOC v. CARROLL COUNTY FOODS EE-MD-0090
Docket / Court 1:03-cv-01698-MJG ( 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 office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, against Carroll County Foods. The complaint, filed in June 2003, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that Defendant denied ... read more >
The Baltimore office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, against Carroll County Foods. The complaint, filed in June 2003, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that Defendant denied employment to the charging party and other female applicants, based on their sex. In December 2003 the EEOC filed for partial summary judgment and in January 2004, Defendant filed for summary judgment. The motions were denied, and granted in part, respectively, in April 2004, and in June 2004 the parties entered into a consent decree.

The decree, valid for three years, required Defendant to pay a total of $350,000 to the charging party and six other class members, provide EEO training for all current and newly hired employees, post an anti-discrimination notice at its facility, and report regularly to the EEOC about its compliance with the decree. Defendant was required to comply with the provisions of Title VII and was also enjoined from refusing to hire female applicants because of their sex and from utilizing disparate qualifications for male and female applicants.

Shankar Viswanathan - 07/05/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
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) Carroll Country Foods
Carroll County Foods
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 - 2007
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-01698-MJG (D. Md.) 06/03/2004
EE-MD-0090-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/10/2003
EE-MD-0090-0001.pdf | Detail
Amended Complaint 07/01/2003
EE-MD-0090-0002.pdf | Detail
Order [Regarding Motions for Summary Judgment] 04/16/2004 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0090-0003.pdf | Detail
Corrected Order 04/16/2004 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0090-0004.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 06/03/2004
EE-MD-0090-0005.pdf | Detail
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (June 2004) 06/30/2004
EE-MD-0090-0006.pdf | Detail
Judges Gesner, Beth P. (D. Md.) [Magistrate]
EE-MD-0090-9000
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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