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Case Name EEOC v. EVERDRY WATERPROOFING EE-NY-0050
Docket / Court 6:01-cv-06329-MWP ( W.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The New York District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Everdry Waterproofing, Inc. (aka Everdry of Rochester), Everdry Marketing and Management, Inc., Everdry Management Services, Inc. (aka Everdry Waterproofing) and Everdry of Rochester in the U.S. District Court for the Western ... read more >
The New York District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Everdry Waterproofing, Inc. (aka Everdry of Rochester), Everdry Marketing and Management, Inc., Everdry Management Services, Inc. (aka Everdry Waterproofing) and Everdry of Rochester in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York in June 2001. According to the court's denial of summary judgment for the defendant, the complaint alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Thirteen female employees were subjected to a hostile work environment due to sexual harassment, and some of them were constructively discharged. The defendant moved twice to dismiss and moved once for summary judgment; all three motions were denied. The parties also held two unsuccessful settlement conferences. After a two-week trial, the jury returned a special verdict for the EEOC and awarded punitive and compensatory damages to the complainants totaling $546,250. The defendants have appealed the judgment, and the appeal was still pending as of 4/22/2008.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/02/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
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) Everdry Management Services, Inc.
Everdry Marketing and Management, Inc.
Everdry of Rochester
Everdry Waterproofing, Inc.
Everdry Waterproofing, 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
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)
6:01-cv-06329-MWP (W.D.N.Y.) 04/16/2007
EE-NY-0050-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Decision and Order [Regarding Defendant EMM's Motion for Summary Judgment] 01/31/2005 (2005 WL 231056) (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0050-0005.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Jury Verdict 10/27/2006
EE-NY-0050-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Press Release: "Everdry Waterproofing to Pay $585,000 for Teen Harassment; Jury Returns Verdict in EEOC Sex Bias Suit" 10/27/2006
EE-NY-0050-0004.pdf | Detail
Amended Judgment 11/07/2006 (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0050-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment 11/07/2006 (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0050-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Bianchini, Victor E. (S.D. Cal., N.D.N.Y.) [Magistrate]
EE-NY-0050-9000
Payson, Marian W. (W.D.N.Y.) [Magistrate]
EE-NY-0050-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Adams, Raechel (New York)
EE-NY-0050-9000
Bissell, Katherine (New York)
EE-NY-0050-9000
Rose, Robert D. (New York)
EE-NY-0050-9000
Sirkin, Lisa (New York)
EE-NY-0050-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Baker, Kenneth B. (Ohio)
EE-NY-0050-9000
Nelson, Peter C. (New York)
EE-NY-0050-9000
Schwarz, Harold M. III (Ohio)
EE-NY-0050-9000
Shapiro, Sanford R. (New York)
EE-NY-0050-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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