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Case Name EEOC v. THE FULLERTON ANIMAL HOSPITAL EE-MD-0039
Docket / Court 1:03-cv-02791-JFM ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2003, the EEOC's Baltimore office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland against the Fullerton Animal Hospital alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the EEOC alleged that the defendant retaliated against five ... read more >
In September 2003, the EEOC's Baltimore office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland against the Fullerton Animal Hospital alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the EEOC alleged that the defendant retaliated against five women by firing them for complaining about sexual harassment and a hostile work environment. In October 2004, the defendant moved for summary judgment but, because the parties were involved in settlement negotiations, the motion was never ruled on and in March 2005 the parties were referred to settlement negotiations before a magistrate judge. In June 2005 the parties proposed a consent decree to the court that was approved. The decree required the defendant to pay $55,000 in total to the five charging parties and to create training programs, post notices and adhere to its existing non-discrimination and non-retaliation policies.

Tony Friedman - 07/28/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) The Fullerton Aminal Hospital
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 2005 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2005
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-02791-JFM (D. Md.) 06/21/2005
EE-MD-0039-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
[Order Withdrawing Previous Order of 04/13] 04/15/2003 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0039-0003.pdf | Detail
Complaint and Jury Trial Demand 09/30/2003
EE-MD-0039-0001.pdf | Detail
[Order Denying Motion for S/J] 04/13/2005 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0039-0002.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 06/21/2005
EE-MD-0039-0004.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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