Case: EEOC v. Selby Sign Co. Inc.

1:01-cv-02873 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Sept. 26, 2001

Closed Date: May 31, 2005

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Case Summary

The EEOC filed this Title VII racially-hostile-work-environment lawsuit against Selby Sign Co., Inc., on September 26, 2001. The EEOC alleged that an black employee was subjected to a racially hostile environment so intolerable that he was forced to resign. The complaint is currently unavailable to the Clearinghouse.The parties reach a settlement agreement, which the Court (Judge Andre M. Davis) entered as a consent decree on May 31, 2002. The decree provided monetary and injunctive relief. The…

The EEOC filed this Title VII racially-hostile-work-environment lawsuit against Selby Sign Co., Inc., on September 26, 2001. The EEOC alleged that an black employee was subjected to a racially hostile environment so intolerable that he was forced to resign. The complaint is currently unavailable to the Clearinghouse.

The parties reach a settlement agreement, which the Court (Judge Andre M. Davis) entered as a consent decree on May 31, 2002. The decree provided monetary and injunctive relief. The employee was paid $20,000 in compensation and $15,000 in back pay. The three-year decree commanded Selby Sign Co. to keep its work environment free of racial harassment, not to retaliate against employees for opposing practices declared unlawful or filing charges with the EEOC, and to post an equal employment poster and a notice. Selby Sign Co. was also required to create and institute a policy on racial harassment, to provide new hires an orientation to its harassment and equal opportunity policies, to train all employees on issues of racial harassment, filing complaints, filing EEOC charges, investigation, and discipline. No further court activity appears on the docket, and the case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Kenneth Gray (7/17/2013)

People


Judge(s)

Davis, Andre Maurice (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

O'Rourke, Stephen P (Rhode Island)

Quinlan, Cecile Celeste (Maryland)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Spicer, Tracy Hudson (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Schwartzman, Steven B (Maryland)

Judge(s)

Davis, Andre Maurice (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

O'Rourke, Stephen P (Rhode Island)

Quinlan, Cecile Celeste (Maryland)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Spicer, Tracy Hudson (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Schwartzman, Steven B (Maryland)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Selby Sign Co., Inc.

May 31, 2002 Docket
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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Selby Sign Co., Inc.

May 31, 2002 Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/27/2001)

Sept. 26, 2001
1

DEMAND for jury trial by EEOC (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/27/2001)

Sept. 26, 2001
2

NOTICE OF LAWSUIT AND REQUEST FOR WAIVER of service as to Selby Sign Co., Inc. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 09/27/2001 (Entered: 09/27/2001)

Sept. 26, 2001
3

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Selby Sign Co., Inc. 10/16/01 Answer due on 12/17/01 for Selby Sign Co., Inc. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/30/2001)

Nov. 30, 2001
4

ANSWER to Complaint by Selby Sign Co., Inc. (Attorney Steven B. Schwartzman). (c/s) (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/30/2001)

Nov. 30, 2001
5

SCHEDULING ORDER ( signed by Judge Andre M. Davis 12/7/01 ) (c/i 12/7/01) (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/07/2001)

Dec. 7, 2001
6

JOINT REPORT of Parties RE: Scheduling Order. (c/s) (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/26/2001)

Dec. 21, 2001
7

JOINT MOTION to Extend Discovery , and to Amend [5-1] Scheduling Order . (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/09/2002)

April 9, 2002
8

ORDER GRANTING [7-1] Joint Motion to Extend Discovery and [7-2] to Amend [5-1] Scheduling Order. ( signed by Judge Andre M. Davis 4/8/02 ) (c/i 4/9/02) (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/09/2002)

April 9, 2002
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CONSENT DECREE and "APPROVAL" ( signed by Judge Andre M. Davis 5/31/02 ) (c/i 5/31/02) (MICROFILMED 5/31/02) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/31/2002)

May 31, 2002

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 26, 2001

Closing Date: May 31, 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a black employee.

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Selby Sign Co., Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: $35,000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Retaliation Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits