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Case Name EEOC v. GLOBAL PEST MANAGEMENT INC et al EE-MD-0044
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-01789-WDQ ( 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 action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, against Global Pest Management, Inc. et al. The complaint, filed in June 2005, alleged religious discrimination (Christianity) and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the ... read more >
The Baltimore District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, against Global Pest Management, Inc. et al. The complaint, filed in June 2005, alleged religious discrimination (Christianity) and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the Defendant had discriminated against the charging party by failing to accomodate his religious beliefs and practices, which included attending meetings and services on Saturdays. Rather, Defendant required the charging party to work Saturdays and then discharged him in retaliation for engaging in conduct protected by Title VII.

In December 2005, the EEOC moved for a default judgment, which was granted in January 2006. The Defendant was required to pay a total of $77,116.12 ($25,535.86 in back pay, $1,630.26 in interest and $50,000 in compensatory and punitive damages). The Defendant was permanently enjoined from discriminating in violation of Title VII, required to post a non-discrimination notice, and required to provide 2 hours of Title VII training for its current and future owners, managers and supervisors.

Elizabeth Glassman - 06/18/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Religion 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) Global Pest Management, Inc.
Global Service Group, 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 Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
1:05-cv-01789-WDQ (D. Md.) 01/11/2006
EE-MD-0044-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 06/30/2005
EE-MD-0044-0001.pdf | Detail
Judgment by Default 01/11/2006 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0044-0002.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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