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Case Name EEOC v. THE BROWN PUBLISHING COMPANY EE-OH-0071
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-00627-SSB-TSH ( S.D. Ohio )
State/Territory Ohio
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2005, the Cleveland office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against The Brown Publishing Company in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant, an African-American employee, by subjecting ... read more >
In September 2005, the Cleveland office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against The Brown Publishing Company in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant, an African-American employee, by subjecting him to a racially hostile work environment, and terminating the claimant because of his race. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in October 2006.

The two year consent decree required the defendant to refrain from discrimination and retaliation, expunge the claimant's record, provide neutral references for the claimant, pay the claimant $24,750, post notice, continue to maintain its policy against discrimination and harassment, promote Management Accountability, provide Title VII training for all managers, supervisors, and employees, keep record of all complaints of incidents of race and/or retaliation discrimination, give the EEOC reports annually on these records, and allow the EEOC to have access to these records and documents. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/20/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Brown Publishing Co.
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 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
1:05-cv-00627-SSB-TSH (S.D. Ohio)
EE-OH-0071-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/30/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
EE-OH-0071-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/27/2005
Consent Decree
EE-OH-0071-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/27/2006

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