Case: EEOC v. MARYLAND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION, INC.

1:03-cv-02792 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2003

Closed Date: Jan. 20, 2006

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Case Summary

In September 2003, the EEOC district office in Baltimore, Maryland brought this suit against the Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The complaint states that two female employees alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it maintained a sexually hostile work environment and retaliated against the women for complaining about harassment. Specifically, the women allege that the defendan…

In September 2003, the EEOC district office in Baltimore, Maryland brought this suit against the Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The complaint states that two female employees alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it maintained a sexually hostile work environment and retaliated against the women for complaining about harassment. Specifically, the women allege that the defendant committed retaliatory harassment against one woman for filing a charge of harassment and retaliated against the other complainant for assisting in the investigation. After virtually no discovery and one settlement conference, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered April 2004.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the complainants a total of $29,000, change is application questions, expunge employee files of any reference to this litigation, submit complaints to the EEOC for review, provide EEO training, post an EEO notice, and allow the EEOC to review for compliance with no prior notice. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the decree ran for twenty-one months.

Summary Authors

Joel Pettit (7/14/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. The Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc.

April 20, 2004 Docket
1

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. The Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc.

Sept. 30, 2003 Complaint
15

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. The Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc.

April 20, 2004 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)(raf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/01/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

JURY TRIAL DEMAND by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (raf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/01/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003
2

Summons Issued (20 days) as to The Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc. (raf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/01/2003)

Oct. 1, 2003
3

Correcting Earlier Submission (Attachments: # 1 Reissuance of Summons-requesting)(Spicer, Tracy) (Entered: 01/22/2004)

Jan. 22, 2004
4

Second Summons Issued (20 days) as to The Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc.. (slf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/23/2004)

Jan. 23, 2004
6

ANSWER to Complaint by The Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc..(Awalt, Stephen) (Entered: 02/12/2004)

Feb. 12, 2004
7

SCHEDULING ORDER. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on 2/13/04. (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/13/2004)

Feb. 13, 2004
8

NOTICE of Appearance by Tracey Dallahan McLauchlin on behalf of The Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc. (McLauchlin, Tracey) (Entered: 02/27/2004)

Feb. 27, 2004
9

MOTION for Extension of Time by The Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc.. Responses due by 3/18/2004 (McLauchlin, Tracey) (Entered: 03/01/2004)

March 1, 2004
10

Correspondence re: Consent Request for Mediation (Attachments: # 1)(McLauchlin, Tracey) (Entered: 03/01/2004)

March 1, 2004
11

Paperless ORDER granting 9 Motion for Extension of Time. Discovery and status report due 8/16/2004; motions due 9/14/2004; pretrial conference scheduled for 11/16/2004 at 9:00 a.m.. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on 3/3/2004. (kab, Chambers) (Entered: 03/03/2004)

March 3, 2004
12

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge for settlement or other ADR conference. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on 3/3/04. (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/04/2004)

March 3, 2004
13

ORDER SETTING date for Settlement Conference. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 3/9/04. (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/09/2004)

March 9, 2004

Settlement Conference held before Judge James K. Bredar. (slf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/26/2004)

March 25, 2004
14

MOTION for Settlement by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Responses due by 5/3/2004 (Attachments: # 1 Consent Decree)(Spicer, Tracy) (Entered: 04/16/2004)

April 16, 2004
15

CONSENT DECREE ORDER. Signed by Judge William D Quarles Jr. on 4/20/04. (slf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 20, 2004

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2003

Closing Date: Jan. 20, 2006

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

The Maryland Classified Employees Association, 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)

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: 29000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Expungement of Employment Record

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Monitoring

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits