Case: EEOC v. BURNS INTERNATIONAL SECURITY SERVICES

2:03-cv-01390 | U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Filed Date: March 31, 2003

Closed Date: June 24, 2004

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Case Summary

The Philadelphia Office of the EEOC filed this action in March 2003 in the District Court for the District of New Jersey. The defendant was Burns International Security Services, a security guard and security system provider. The controversy involved the alleged sexual harassment of a female employee, and subsequent demotion of that employee which was allegedly a result of her complaints. The lawsuit was eventually resolved by consent decree in June of 2004. The complainant, who did not intervene in the case, was awarded $9,000 and the guarantee of a neutral job reference. In addition, the Defendant had to perform two EEO training sessions and post a Notice for two years.

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Tony Verticchio (6/30/2007)

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2:03-cv-01390

Docket

EEOC v. Burns International Security Services

June 24, 2004

June 24, 2004

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2:03-cv-01390

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Burns International Security Services

June 24, 2004

June 24, 2004

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

Last updated July 18, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT filed; jury demand FILING FEE $ wv (dr) (Entered: 03/31/2003)

March 31, 2003

March 31, 2003

2

NOTICE of Allocation and Assignment filed. ( NEWARK - Judge BASSLER - Magistrate Judge ARLEO) (NM) (dr) (Entered: 03/31/2003)

March 31, 2003

March 31, 2003

SUMMONS(ES) issued for BURNS INTERNATIONAL ( 20 Days) (Immed to Counsel) (dr) (Entered: 03/31/2003)

March 31, 2003

March 31, 2003

4

CONSENT ORDER, that the defendant be and the same hereby is granted leave to file and serve an answer to other responsive pleading to the complaint, as if within time, said answer or other responsive pleading, to the filed and served w/in 3 days of the day of this order. etc. ( signed by Judge William G. Bassler ) (NM) (JB) (Entered: 06/13/2003)

June 10, 2003

June 10, 2003

5

ANSWER to Complaint by BURNS INTERNATIONAL (JB) (Entered: 06/13/2003)

June 13, 2003

June 13, 2003

6

ORDER, setting scheduling conference for 3:00 11/18/03 ( signed by Magistrate Judge Madeline C. Arleo ) (NM) (JB) (Entered: 10/14/2003)

Oct. 8, 2003

Oct. 8, 2003

7

PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER setting Amending of pleadings on 1/30/04 ; Discovery cutoff 3/31/04 ; Telephone status conference 3:30 1/29/04 ; signed by Magistrate Judge Madeline C. Arleo )(NM) (JB) (Entered: 11/25/2003)

Nov. 21, 2003

Nov. 21, 2003

8

LETTER ORDER, a Settlement Conference set for 3/15/2004 02:30 PM in Newark - Courtroom 2A before Magistrate Judge Madeline C. Arleo.. Signed by Judge Madeline C. Arleo on 03/04/04. (JB, ) (Entered: 03/08/2004)

March 4, 2004

March 4, 2004

9

AFFIDAVIT of Service for responses, etc. served on defendants on 05/07/04, filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (JB, ) (Entered: 05/14/2004)

May 13, 2004

May 13, 2004

10

CONSENT DECREE APROVED AND SO ORDER, each party to bear its own attorney fees. Signed by Judge William G. Bassler on 6/23/04. (bl, ) (Entered: 06/28/2004)

June 24, 2004

June 24, 2004

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STIPULATION AND ORDER of dismissal pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(ii) pursuant to provisions of Consent Decree, without prejudice, each party to bear its own costs and attorneys' fees. Signed by Judge William G. Bassler on 6/23/04. (bl, ) (Entered: 06/28/2004)

June 24, 2004

June 24, 2004

***Civil Case Terminated. (bl, ) (Entered: 06/28/2004)

June 24, 2004

June 24, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: New Jersey

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 31, 2003

Closing Date: June 24, 2004

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

Burns International Security Services, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 9000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits