Case: EEOC v. HATHAWAY INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION, INC. & HATHAWAY CO.

1:01-cv-01308 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: May 3, 2001

Closed Date: Oct. 15, 2002

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Case Summary

The Baltimore District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Hathaway Corporation and Hathaway Industrial Automation, in May of 2001, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The suit was based on violations of Title VII and the Equal Pay Act. The complainant alleged that she was not paid the same as her counterparts because she was a woman and was retaliated against for complaining. The suit was resolved by consent decree five months after being filed. The consent de…

The Baltimore District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Hathaway Corporation and Hathaway Industrial Automation, in May of 2001, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The suit was based on violations of Title VII and the Equal Pay Act. The complainant alleged that she was not paid the same as her counterparts because she was a woman and was retaliated against for complaining. The suit was resolved by consent decree five months after being filed.

The consent decree included both injunctive relief and monetary relief. The complainant was to receive $37,000 in compensatory damages. The complainant also was to have this incident removed from her employment record and would receive a neutral/positive reference in the future from the defendant. The defendant was also to refrain from retaliating and discriminating in the future, they had to post notice of employee rights, and provide a full day of training to each manager. If the consent decree was violated then the EEOC could file a contempt motion with the court only after having engaged in a good-faith effort to resolve the dispute.

Summary Authors

Alex Bean (7/31/2007)

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1:01-cv-01308

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Hathaway Industrial Automation

Oct. 15, 2001

Oct. 15, 2001

Docket
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1:01-cv-01308

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Hathaway Industrial Automation

Oct. 15, 2001

Oct. 15, 2001

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT filed; (ljs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/04/2001)

May 3, 2001

May 3, 2001

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DEMAND for jury trial by Equal Employment (ljs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/04/2001)

May 3, 2001

May 3, 2001

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REQUEST FOR WAIVER of service as to Hathaway Industrial, Hathaway Corporation 5/2/01. (ljs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/04/2001)

May 3, 2001

May 3, 2001

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ANSWER to Complaint by Hathaway Industrial, Hathaway Corporation (Attorney Ralph S. Tyler, Elizabeth F. Harris)(c/s) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/22/2001)

June 22, 2001

June 22, 2001

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SCHEDULING ORDER ( signed by Judge Frederic N. Smalkin 6/25/01) (c/i 6/25/01 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/25/2001)

June 25, 2001

June 25, 2001

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Hathaway Industrial, Hathaway Corporation 5/31/01; Answer due on 7/30/01 for Hathaway Corporation, for Hathaway Industrial. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/23/2001)

July 23, 2001

July 23, 2001

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CONSENT DECREE and "APPROVAL" (signed by Judge Frederic N. Smalkin 10/15/01) (c/i & Microfilmed 10/15/01 ms) (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/15/2001)

Oct. 15, 2001

Oct. 15, 2001

Case closed (mms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/15/2001)

Oct. 15, 2001

Oct. 15, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 3, 2001

Closing Date: Oct. 15, 2002

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

Hathaway Industrial Automation (Baltimore), Private Entity/Person

Hathaway Corporation (Baltimore), Private Entity/Person

Hathaway Corporation (Baltimore), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)

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: 37000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2002

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference

Expungement of Employment Record

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits