Case: EEOC v. MANTECH MSM SECURITY SERVICES INC.

8:05-cv-02708 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2005

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

On September 30, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit against Mantech MSM Security Services, Inc., on behalf of a black employee who was offered a settlement that purported to waive his rights to file charges with the EEOC and to participate in its investigations. It is also unclear whether the agreement was specific to the employee or a standard agreement offered to all Mantech employees. It is likewise unclear whether the employee had or knew of any discriminati…

On September 30, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit against Mantech MSM Security Services, Inc., on behalf of a black employee who was offered a settlement that purported to waive his rights to file charges with the EEOC and to participate in its investigations. It is also unclear whether the agreement was specific to the employee or a standard agreement offered to all Mantech employees. It is likewise unclear whether the employee had or knew of any discrimination claims against Mantech at the time he was offered the settlement and release agreement. The EEOC alleged that the agreement constituted per se retaliation and violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.). The EEOC sought monetary relief and injuctive relief barring Mantech from using such waiver agreements.

The parties reached a settlement agreement, which the Court (Judge Alexander Williams Jr.) approved and entered on September 21, 2006. The one-year agreement required Mantech to modify all releases of employment discrimination claims to inform signers that the agreement neither prevents them from filing charges with the EEOC, participating in investigations, or benefiting from injunctive relief obtained by the EEOC nor requires them to inform the company of communication with the EEOC. The decree also empowered the EEOC to monitor Mantech's practices by requiring Mantech to provide copies of claim releases it would have employees sign. Under the terms of the decree Mantech also had to pay the employee the amount of money offered in the original release agreement with interest ($7557 total). The case is now closed.

The decree was entered in 2006 and scheduled to last 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Kenneth Gray (7/16/2013)

People


Judge(s)

Williams, Alexander Jr. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

Lawrence, Debra Michele (Maryland)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

McNair, Jacqueline H. (Pennsylvania)

Morocco, Maria Luisa (Maryland)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Weals, Christopher A (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Williams, Alexander Jr. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

Lawrence, Debra Michele (Maryland)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

McNair, Jacqueline H. (Pennsylvania)

Morocco, Maria Luisa (Maryland)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Weals, Christopher A (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Mantech MSM Security Services, Inc.

Sept. 21, 2006 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Mantech MSM Security Services, Inc.

Sept. 30, 2005 Complaint
12

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Mantech MSM Security Services, Inc.

Sept. 20, 2006 Settlement Agreement
13

Order [Entering Consent Decree]

EEOC v. Mantech MSM Security Services, Inc.

Sept. 21, 2006 Order/Opinion

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against Mantech MSM Security Services, Inc. , filed by EEOC. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(apl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/30/2005)

Sept. 30, 2005

Jury Trial Demand by EEOC. (apl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/30/2005)

Sept. 30, 2005
2

Summons Issued 20 days as to Mantech MSM Security Services, Inc.. (apl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/30/2005)

Sept. 30, 2005
3

SUMMONS Returned Executed by EEOC. Mantech MSM Security Services, Inc. served on 1/20/2006, answer due 2/9/2006. (Morocco, Maria) (Entered: 01/26/2006)

Jan. 26, 2006
4

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Complaint by Mantech MSM Security Services, Inc.. Responses due by 2/24/2006 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Weals, Christopher) (Entered: 02/07/2006)

Feb. 7, 2006
5

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 4Consent Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Complaint . Signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. on 02/10/06. (gc, Chambers) (Entered: 02/10/2006)

Feb. 10, 2006
6

ANSWER to Complaint by Mantech MSM Security Services, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1)(Weals, Christopher) (Entered: 03/13/2006)

March 13, 2006
7

SCHEDULING ORDER: Status Report due by 7/27/2006. Signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. on 3/14/2006. (c/m 3/14/06)(elt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/14/2006)

March 14, 2006
8

STATUS REPORT by Mantech MSM Security Services, Inc.. (Weals, Christopher) (Entered: 03/28/2006)

March 28, 2006
9

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by EEOC. Responses due by 7/31/2006 (Attachments: # 1)(Morocco, Maria) (Entered: 07/12/2006)

July 12, 2006
10

PAPERLESS ORDER "Granting" 9 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery Signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. on 7/13/06 (ajh, Chambers) (Entered: 07/13/2006)

July 13, 2006
12

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT (Consent Decree) by EEOC. (Morocco, Maria) (Entered: 09/20/2006)

Sept. 20, 2006
13

ORDER that the Consent Decree filed by the parties BE, and hereby IS, ENTERED; that Plaintiff's Complaint BE, and hereby IS, DISMISSED; and that the Clerk of this Court CLOSE this case. Signed by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. on 9/21/2006. (elt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/21/2006)

Sept. 21, 2006

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2005

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of an employee offered a settlement and release of claims that appeared to waive his right to file charges with the EEOC and participate in its invesigations

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

Mantech MSM Security Services, 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)

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: $7,556

Order Duration: 2006 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Monitoring

Reporting

Retaliation Prohibition

Issues

General:

Retaliation