Case: EEOC v. IKEA MARYLAND LLC

8:05-cv-02719 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2005

Closed Date: 2006

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Case Summary

On September 30, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of an African American employee, filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Maryland, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, against IKEA. The EEOC sought injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorneys' fees, and other forms of affirmative relief, claiming that the defendant subjected the complainant to disparate terms and conditions of employment when he was terminated in lieu of demotion because of his race.

On October 28, 2005, the plaintiff filed an amended complaint. On May 3, 2006, the District Court (Judge Deborah k. Chasanow) entered a consent decree where the defendant, among other things, agreed to pay the complainant $52,500.

Summary Authors

Perry Miska (4/13/2014)

People


Judge(s)

Chasanow, Deborah K. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

McNair, Jacqueline H. (Pennsylvania)

Quinlan, Cecile Celeste (Maryland)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Spicer, Tracy Hudson (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

White, Teresa Burke (Virginia)

Judge(s)

Chasanow, Deborah K. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

McNair, Jacqueline H. (Pennsylvania)

Quinlan, Cecile Celeste (Maryland)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Spicer, Tracy Hudson (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

White, Teresa Burke (Virginia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

EEOC v. IKEA

May 4, 2006 Docket
1

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. IKEA

Sept. 30, 2005 Complaint
8

Amended Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. IKEA Maryland, LLC

Oct. 28, 2005 Complaint
18

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. IKEA Maryland, LLC

May 4, 2006 Settlement Agreement

Resources

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Judicial Independence, Employment Discrimination Studies Funded

Ann Nicholson

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Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against IKEA , filed by EEOC. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(raf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/03/2005)

Sept. 30, 2005

Jury Trial Demand by EEOC. (raf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/03/2005)

Sept. 30, 2005
2

(FILED IN ERROR) Jury Trial Demand by EEOC. (raf, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 10/3/2005 (raf, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 10/03/2005)

Oct. 3, 2005
3

Summons Issued 20 days as to IKEA. (raf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/03/2005)

Oct. 3, 2005
4

MOTION to Dismiss FOR FAILURE TO CONCILIATE by IKEA. Responses due by 10/27/2005 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss# 2 Exhibit 1 to Memo in Supp# 3 Exhibit 2 to Memorandum in Support# 4 Exhibit 3 to Memorandum in Support# 5 Exhibit 4 to Memorandum to Support# 6 Exhibit 5 to Memorandum in Support# 7 Exhibit 6 to Memorandum in Support# 8 Exhibit 7 to Memorandum in Support# 9 Exhibit 8 to Memorandum in Support# 10 Exhibit 9 to Memorandum in Support# 11 Exhibit 10 to Memorandum in Support# 12 Exhibit 11 to Memorandum in Support# 13 Exhibit 12 to Memorandum in Support# 14 Teresa Wright's Declaration in Support of Motion to Dismiss# 15 Proposed Order Granting Motion to Dimiss)(Wright, Teresa) (Entered: 10/10/2005)

Oct. 10, 2005
5

NOTICE of Appearance by Cecile Celeste Quinlan on behalf of EEOC (Quinlan, Cecile) (Entered: 10/12/2005)

Oct. 12, 2005
7

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Charles B. Day for settlement. Signed by Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on 10/27/05. (jmw, Chambers) (Entered: 10/27/2005)

Oct. 27, 2005
8

MOTION to Amend/Correct 1 Complaint by EEOC. Responses due by 11/14/2005 (Attachments: # 1 # 2)(Quinlan, Cecile) (Entered: 10/28/2005)

Oct. 28, 2005
9

PAPERLESS ORDER "GRANTING" 8 Motion for Leave to File an Amended Complaint. Signed by Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on 10/28/05. (Chasanow, Deborah) (Entered: 10/28/2005)

Oct. 28, 2005
10

AMENDED COMPLAINT against IKEA filed by EEOC (ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/28/2005)

Oct. 28, 2005
11

Correspondence re: scheduling settlement conference. Reply required. (bab, Chambers) (Entered: 11/17/2005)

Nov. 17, 2005
12

Correspondence re: alternate dates for settlement conference. Reply required. (bab, Chambers) (Entered: 12/01/2005)

Dec. 1, 2005
13

ORDER "Scheduling" Settlement Conference Signed by Judge Charles B. Day on 12/14/05 (c/m)(ajh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/14/2005)

Dec. 14, 2005

Settlement Conference held before Judge Charles B. Day. (bab, Chambers) (Entered: 01/21/2006)

Jan. 21, 2006
14

Paperless correspondence requesting counsel to submit a jointly prepared status report to the Court by May 5, 2006. (sat, Chambers) (Entered: 04/20/2006)

April 20, 2006
15

MOTION for Settlement Entry by Consent Decree by EEOC. Responses due by 5/12/2006 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Consent Decree)(Spicer, Tracy) (Entered: 04/25/2006)

April 25, 2006
16

Correspondence from the Court regarding 15 Motion for Entry of Consent Decree.(Chasanow, Deborah) (Entered: 04/26/2006)

April 26, 2006
17

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT /CONSENT DECREE by EEOC. (Quinlan, Cecile) (Entered: 04/26/2006)

April 26, 2006
18

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT /Consent Decree (electronic signatures) by EEOC. (Quinlan, Cecile) (Entered: 05/03/2006)

May 3, 2006
19

CONSENT DECREE and approval. Signed by Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on 05/03/2006. (c/m 5/4/06)(elt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/04/2006)

May 4, 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: 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a black employee who was allegedly discharged in lieu of a demotion because of his race.

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

IKEA, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

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: 52,500

Order Duration: 2006 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Monitoring

Neutral/Positive Reference

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits