Case: EEOC v. Putnam Stone & Mason Supply, Inc.

7:07-cv-08177 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Filed Date: Sept. 19, 2007

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

On September 19, 2007, the EEOC filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. The EEOC claimed that Defendant, Putnam Stone & Mason Supply, Inc., failed to provide appropriate relief to an individual as was required by a mediation settlement through the EEOC in regards to a sexual harassment charge. The agreement required that Defendant pay the individual $4…

On September 19, 2007, the EEOC filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. The EEOC claimed that Defendant, Putnam Stone & Mason Supply, Inc., failed to provide appropriate relief to an individual as was required by a mediation settlement through the EEOC in regards to a sexual harassment charge. The agreement required that Defendant pay the individual $45,000 through a series of monthly installments, and the EEOC alleged that Defendant failed to make any of the payments. The EEOC sought monetary damages, including punitive damages for the alleged breach of the mediation agreement.

The EEOC then amended its complaint on September 26, 2007, to include a copy of the original mediation agreement.

On January 27, 2008, the District Court (Judge Kenneth M. Karas) dismissed all claims and approved a settlement between the parties under a consent decree. The decree generally enjoined Defendant from future discrimination based on sex and from retaliation for asserting one's rights under Title VII. Defendant was further required to (1) implement and distribute to its employees an employment discrimination policy, (2) place an EEOC poster in its offices, and (3) display this consent decree for its employee's to see. Defendant was also required to provide at least two hours of training to each of its employees on employment discrimination laws, as well as an additional three hours plus two hours annually of such training for its management and supervisory employees. Finally, Defendant was required to pay $45,000 to the aggrieved party. The decree was to remain in effect for a period of three years.

Summary Authors

Adam Teitelbaum (3/20/2010)

People

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Judge(s)

Karas, Kenneth M. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cooper, Ronald S. (District of Columbia)

Grossman, Elizabeth (New York)

Keenan, Judy A. (New York)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Roberts, Monique J. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

McMurdy, Keith Ryan (New Jersey)

Sawwan, Donia (New Jersey)

Judge(s)

Karas, Kenneth M. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cooper, Ronald S. (District of Columbia)

Grossman, Elizabeth (New York)

Keenan, Judy A. (New York)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Roberts, Monique J. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

McMurdy, Keith Ryan (New Jersey)

Sawwan, Donia (New Jersey)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

7:07-cv-08177

Civil Docket [PACER]

Jan. 31, 2008

Jan. 31, 2008

Docket
1

7:07-cv-08177

Complaint

Sept. 19, 2007

Sept. 19, 2007

Complaint
2

7:07-cv-08177

Amended Complaint

EEOC v. PUTNAM STONE & MASON SUPPLY, INC.

Sept. 26, 2007

Sept. 26, 2007

Complaint
10

7:07-cv-08177

Consent Decree

Jan. 27, 2008

Jan. 27, 2008

Settlement Agreement

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4335799/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-putnam-stone-mason-supply/

Last updated Aug. 28, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Putnam Stone & Mason Supply, Inc.. Document filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(jma) (Entered: 09/25/2007)

Sept. 19, 2007

Sept. 19, 2007

RECAP
2

AMENDED COMPLAINT amending 1 Complaint against Putnam Stone & Mason Supply, Inc. Document filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Related document: 1 Complaint filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (jco) Additional attachment(s) added on 9/27/2007 (Martinez, Johnny). (Entered: 09/27/2007)

Sept. 26, 2007

Sept. 26, 2007

RECAP
3

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Monique Joy Roberts on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Roberts, Monique) (Entered: 10/03/2007)

Oct. 3, 2007

Oct. 3, 2007

RECAP
4

WAIVER OF SERVICE RETURNED EXECUTED. Putnam Stone & Mason Supply, Inc. waiver sent on 9/26/07, answer due 11/26/07. Document filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Roberts, Monique) Modified on 11/7/2007 (Keegan, Fiona) as per Doc #5. (Entered: 10/29/2007)

Oct. 29, 2007

Oct. 29, 2007

RECAP
5

ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Kenneth M. Karas from Monique J. Roberts dated 11/5/2007 re: Requesting that the date when waiver of Summons was sent to defendant from 10/24/2007 to the correct date date of September 26, 2007.... ENDORSEMENT: So Ordered. (Signed by Judge Kenneth M. Karas on 11/6/2007) (cg) (Entered: 11/07/2007)

Nov. 7, 2007

Nov. 7, 2007

RECAP
6

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Keith Ryan McMurdy on behalf of Putnam Stone & Mason Supply, Inc. (McMurdy, Keith) (Entered: 11/20/2007)

Nov. 20, 2007

Nov. 20, 2007

RECAP
7

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Donia Sawwan on behalf of Putnam Stone & Mason Supply, Inc. (Sawwan, Donia) (Entered: 11/20/2007)

Nov. 20, 2007

Nov. 20, 2007

RECAP
8

STIPULATION AND ORDER Extending Time to Answer the Complaint...until 1/14/08. So Ordered. (Signed by Judge Kenneth M. Karas on 11/20/07) (fk) (Entered: 11/27/2007)

Nov. 27, 2007

Nov. 27, 2007

RECAP
9

STIPULATION AND ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO ANSWER THE COMPLAINT....from January 14, 2008 up to and including January 28, 2008. (Signed by Judge Kenneth M. Karas on 01/14/2008) (jma) (Entered: 01/15/2008)

Jan. 14, 2008

Jan. 14, 2008

RECAP
10

CONSENT DECREE...the matter will be immediatly closed but the Court will retain jurisdiction to enforce this decree. So Ordered. (Signed by Judge Kenneth M. Karas on 1/29/08) (fk) (Entered: 01/31/2008)

Jan. 31, 2008

Jan. 31, 2008

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 19, 2007

Closing Date: 2008

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Putnam Stone & Mason Supply, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $45,000

Order Duration: 2008 - 2011

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Monitoring

Monitor/Master

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits