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Case Name EEOC v. HOME PARAMOUNT PEST CONTROL COMPANIES, INC. EE-MD-0050
Docket / Court 1:06-CV-02517-WMN ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Baltimore district office sued Home Paramount Pest Control Companies, Inc., a Baltimore extermination company, on September 26, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The EEOC alleged that Paramount violated Title VII when it discriminated against one of its ... read more >
The EEOC's Baltimore district office sued Home Paramount Pest Control Companies, Inc., a Baltimore extermination company, on September 26, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The EEOC alleged that Paramount violated Title VII when it discriminated against one of its employees based on sex (female) when it created a hostile work environment of sexual harassment. The parties entered into a consent decree on March 19, 2007, which stipulated that the defendants pay $30,000 in damages to the aggrieved employee, revise and distribute its EEO policies, hold a training session concerning compliance with Title VII, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, expunge the aggrieved employee's work record, and provide a neutral reference in the future.

The terms of the agreement were to run for 2 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Aaron Weismann - 06/12/2007
- 06/10/2017


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
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) Home Paramount Pest Control Companies, 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 Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2009
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)
1:06-cv-02517-WMN (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0050-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/09/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint Jury Trial Demand
EE-MD-0050-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/26/2006
Consent Decree
EE-MD-0050-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/09/2007

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