Case: EEOC v. MARYLAND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION INC

1:05-cv-00890 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: March 31, 2005

Closed Date: Feb. 25, 2010

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Case Summary

In March 2005, the EEOC, out of their Baltimore, Maryland office, instituted this suit against the Maryland Classified Employee's Association, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (Northern Division). They alleged that the defendant had violated Section 703(a) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by retaliating against an employee by discharging him for participating in an ongoing EEOC investigation into a sexual harassment complaint against his employer. The ch…

In March 2005, the EEOC, out of their Baltimore, Maryland office, instituted this suit against the Maryland Classified Employee's Association, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (Northern Division). They alleged that the defendant had violated Section 703(a) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by retaliating against an employee by discharging him for participating in an ongoing EEOC investigation into a sexual harassment complaint against his employer. The charging party intervened in this suit in October 2005.

Following a settlement conference in July 2006, the parties proposed and had approved a consent decree amenable to all. This decree, entered in August of 2006, provided for monetary damages for the charging party as well as injunctive relief to bring MCEA into compliance with Title VII as well as other anti-discrimination statutes. In July 2008, the parties filed a joint motion to extend the consent decree by 18 months and require internal compliance monitoring. An order granting this motion was entered July 24, 2009. Again, in February 2010, shortly before the consent decree was set to expire, the parties agreed to extend the decree by 60 days; an order granting this motion does not appear in the docket, however. As there is no further activity on the docket sheet, presumably, this case closed in February 2010.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (6/17/2007)

Rachel Barr (4/1/2018)

People


Judge(s)

Motz, J. Frederick (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

Phillips, Ronald L. (Maryland)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (Maryland)

Spicer, Tracy Hudson (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ballew, Craig F. (Maryland)

McLauchlin, Tracey Dallahan (Maryland)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Motz, J. Frederick (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

Phillips, Ronald L. (Maryland)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (Maryland)

Spicer, Tracy Hudson (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ballew, Craig F. (Maryland)

McLauchlin, Tracey Dallahan (Maryland)

Other Attorney(s)

Edelstein, Morton (Maryland)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

EEOC v. The Maryland Classified Employees Association Inc

Feb. 25, 2010 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. The Maryland Classified Employees Association Inc

March 31, 2005 Complaint
12

Intervenor's Complaint

EEOC v. Maryland Classified Employees Association Inc

Oct. 26, 2005 Complaint
27

Consent Decree

EEOC v. The Maryland Classified Employees Association Inc

Aug. 16, 2006 Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against The Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc. , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(ljs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/01/2005)

March 31, 2005

Jury Trial Demand by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (ljs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/01/2005)

March 31, 2005
2

Summons Issued 20 days as to The Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc.. (ljs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/01/2005)

April 1, 2005
3

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. Show Cause Response due by 9/2/2005. Signed by Judge J. Frederick Motz on 8/18/05. (Motz, J.) (Entered: 08/18/2005)

Aug. 18, 2005
4

(FILED IN ERROR) MOTION for Order to Show Cause by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 9/7/2005 (Attachments: # 1 2nd Summons)(Spicer, Tracy) Modified on 8/22/2005 (eg, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 08/21/2005)

Aug. 21, 2005
5

SECOND SUMMONS Issued 20 days as to The Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc.. (mailed to counsel 8/22/05) (eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/22/2005)

Aug. 22, 2005
6

AFFIDAVIT of Service for Complaint and Summons served on MCEA Corporate Officer on August 30, 2005, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Spicer, Tracy) (Entered: 09/14/2005)

Sept. 14, 2005
7

NOTICE of Appearance by Craig F Ballew on behalf of The Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc. (Ballew, Craig) (Entered: 09/22/2005)

Sept. 22, 2005
8

NOTICE of Appearance by Tracey Dallahan McLauchlin on behalf of The Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc. (McLauchlin, Tracey) (Entered: 09/22/2005)

Sept. 22, 2005
9

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by The Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc..(McLauchlin, Tracey) (Entered: 09/23/2005)

Sept. 23, 2005
11

MOTION to Intervene by Vance C. McDonald. Responses due by 11/14/2005 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Edelstein, Morton) (Entered: 10/26/2005)

Oct. 26, 2005
12

Intervenor COMPLAINT, filed by Vance C. McDonald.(Edelstein, Morton) (Entered: 10/26/2005)

Oct. 26, 2005
13

ANSWER to Intervenor Complaint by The Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc..(Ballew, Craig) (Entered: 11/09/2005)

Nov. 9, 2005
14

RESPONSE to Motion re 11 MOTION to Intervene filed by The Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc.. Replies due by 11/23/2005. (Ballew, Craig) (Entered: 11/09/2005)

Nov. 9, 2005
15

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 11 Motion of Vance McDonald to Intervene. Per Judge J. Frederick Motz on 11/10/05. (eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/10/2005)

Nov. 10, 2005
16

SCHEDULING ORDER:. Signed by Judge J. Frederick Motz on 11/22/05. (eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/22/2005)

Nov. 22, 2005
17

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by The Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc.. Responses due by 4/3/2006 (McLauchlin, Tracey) (Entered: 03/16/2006)

March 16, 2006
18

Paperless ORDER granting 17 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. Signed by Judge J. Frederick Motz on 3/16/06. (Motz, J.) (Entered: 03/16/2006)

March 16, 2006
19

MOTION for Ronald L. Phillips to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (mcb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/12/2006)

May 9, 2006
20

MARGINAL ORDER granting 19 Motion of Plaintiff for Ronald L. Phillips to Appear Pro Hac Vice (for Document #20 see #19). Signed by Clerk on 5/11/06. (mcb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/12/2006)

May 11, 2006
21

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery and to Extend Scheduling Order Deadlines by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 6/2/2006 (Phillips, Ronald) (Entered: 05/16/2006)

May 16, 2006
22

Paperless ORDER granting 21 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. Signed by Judge J. Frederick Motz on 5/17/06. (Motz, J.) (Entered: 05/17/2006)

May 17, 2006
23

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Susan K. Gauvey for settlement conference. Signed by Judge J. Frederick Motz on 6/5/2006. (fk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/05/2006)

June 5, 2006
24

ORDER SCHEDULING Settlement Conference. Signed by Judge Susan K. Gauvey on 6/6/06. (Attachments: # 1 mediation)(eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/07/2006)

June 7, 2006
25

ORDER RESCHEDULING Settlment Conference. Signed by Judge Susan K. Gauvey on 6/15/06. (eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/16/2006)

June 16, 2006

Settlement Conference held on 7/12/2006 held before Judge Susan K. Gauvey. Please terminate the referral. (eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/17/2006)

July 12, 2006

Judge Susan K. Gauvey no longer assigned to case. (eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/17/2006)

July 17, 2006
26

(FILED IN ERROR) SETTLEMENT ORDER DISMISSING case with each party to bear its own costs unless otherwise agreed without prejudice to the right of a party to move for good cause to reopen this action if settlement is not consummated. Signed by Judge J. Frederick Motz on 7/17/06. (eg, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 7/17/2006 (eg, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 07/17/2006)

July 17, 2006

The link to Document #26 has been reset so that non−court users may not access it and the docket text has been modified to indicate that it was filed in error. (eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/17/2006)

July 17, 2006
28

CONSENT DECREE and APPROVAL. Signed by Judge J. Frederick Motz on 8/17/06. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment A)(eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/17/2006)

Aug. 17, 2006
29

Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct 28 Consent Decree by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Responses due by 8/11/2008 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Phillips, Ronald) (Entered: 07/23/2008)

July 23, 2008
30

ORDER granting 29 Motion to Modify Consent Decree. Signed by Judge J. Frederick Motz on 7/24/08. (eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/24/2008)

July 24, 2008
31

Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct Consent Decree by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Responses due by 3/15/2010 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Phillips, Ronald) (Entered: 02/25/2010)

Feb. 25, 2010

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 31, 2005

Closing Date: Feb. 25, 2010

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

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

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc. (Baltimore), 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: 35000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Neutral/Positive Reference

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Monitoring

Retaliation Prohibition

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit