Case: EEOC v. McCREA EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC.

8:06-cv-02565 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2006

Closed Date: July 26, 2009

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Case Summary

The Baltimore district office of the EEOC brought this suit against McCrea Equipment Company, Inc., in September 2006, in the District Court of Maryland. The complaint alleged that two female employees were subjected to sexual harassment by a Systems Administrator and retaliation by unnamed employees for complaining to management. The hostile work environment created by the sexual harassment and retaliation led to the constructive discharge of the employees. One employee was subjected to racial…

The Baltimore district office of the EEOC brought this suit against McCrea Equipment Company, Inc., in September 2006, in the District Court of Maryland. The complaint alleged that two female employees were subjected to sexual harassment by a Systems Administrator and retaliation by unnamed employees for complaining to management. The hostile work environment created by the sexual harassment and retaliation led to the constructive discharge of the employees. One employee was subjected to racial and retaliatory harassment. The other employee was involuntarily transferred to another facility with a longer commute and was harassed by employees at the other facility.

A few weeks after the Defendant answered the EEOC's complaint, the parties began settlement proceedings. A consent decree was entered into in July 2007. The consent decree required the Defendant to implement a revised sexual harassment policy, which included using a human resources official as a recipient and investigator of harassment complaints. Two hours of training of managers and hour of training of all other employees was required to be conducted by an outside trainer or attorney. Notice of the Defendant's sexual harassment policy was required to be posted. The defendant agreed to pay a total of $110,000 to the two former employees. The decree was to last for two years. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (5/14/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Day, Charles Bernard (Maryland)

Judge(s)

Day, Charles Bernard (Maryland)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. McCrea Equipment Company, Inc.

July 30, 2007 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. McCrea Equipment Company, Inc.

Sept. 29, 2006 Complaint
15

Consent Decree

EEOC v. McCrea Equipment Company, Inc.

July 26, 2007 Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against McCrea Equipment Company, Inc., filed by EEOC. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet # 2 Civil Cover Sheet Continuation)(raf, Deputy Clerk) Additional attachment(s) added on 10/2/2006 (raf, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006

Jury Trial Demand by EEOC. (raf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006
2

Summons Issued 20 days as to McCrea Equipment Company, Inc.. (raf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006
3

ANSWER to Complaint by McCrea Equipment Company, Inc..(Rosenberg, David) (Entered: 12/28/2006)

Dec. 28, 2006
4

Local Rule 103.3 Disclosure Statement by McCrea Equipment Company, Inc.. (Rosenberg, David) (Entered: 12/28/2006)

Dec. 28, 2006
5

SCHEDULING ORDER: Status Report due by 5/21/2007. Signed by Judge Roger W Titus on 1/5/2007. (elt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/05/2007)

Jan. 5, 2007
6

Joint Correspondence re: Initial Report on Early Settlement/ADR, Magistrate Judge (Rosenberg, David) (Entered: 01/18/2007)

Jan. 18, 2007
7

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Charles B. Day for settlement. Signed by Judge Roger W Titus on 1/19/07. (jmw, Chambers) (Entered: 01/19/2007)

Jan. 19, 2007
8

Correspondence re: scheduling settlement conference. Reply required. (bab, Chambers) (Entered: 02/28/2007)

Feb. 28, 2007
9

Correspondence re: alternate dates for settlement conference. Reply required. (bab, Chambers) (Entered: 03/09/2007)

March 9, 2007
10

Letter/Order scheduling settlement conference. Signed by Judge Charles B. Day 3/22/07.(elt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/23/2007)

March 23, 2007
11

Consent MOTION For Enlargement of Deadlines by McCrea Equipment Company, Inc.. Responses due by 4/16/2007 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Sun, Jeffrey) (Entered: 03/30/2007)

March 30, 2007

Settlement Conference held on 4/12/2007 before Judge Charles B. Day. (bab, Chambers) (Entered: 04/17/2007)

April 17, 2007
13

Joint MOTION to Stay Proceedings by McCrea Equipment Company, Inc.. Responses due by 5/21/2007 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Rosenberg, David) (Entered: 05/03/2007)

May 3, 2007
14

PAPERLESS ORDER GRANTING 13 Joint Motion to Stay Proceedings. Signed by Judge Roger W Titus on 5/4/07. (Titus, Roger) (Entered: 05/04/2007)

May 4, 2007
15

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT (Consent Decree) by EEOC. (Morocco, Maria) (Entered: 07/26/2007)

July 26, 2007
16

CONSENT DECREE and APPROVAL. Signed by Judge Roger W Titus on 7/30/07. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(c/m 7/27/07 cmc) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/31/2007)

July 30, 2007

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2006

Closing Date: July 26, 2009

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: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

McCrea Equipment Company, Inc. (Temple Hills, MD), 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: 110000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Provide antidiscrimination training

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discipline

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Sex discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits