Case: EEOC v. B & V Construction, Inc.

2:05-cv-72515 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: June 24, 2005

Closed Date: May 15, 2007

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Case Summary

In June 2005, the Detroit District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against B & V Construction in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the charging party, a male employee, and other similarly situated individuals to a sexually hostile work environment consisting of unwelcome sexually explicit comments…

In June 2005, the Detroit District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against B & V Construction in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the charging party, a male employee, and other similarly situated individuals to a sexually hostile work environment consisting of unwelcome sexually explicit comments and touching. In addition, the defendant allegedly retaliated against the charging party after he complained of the harassment by further harassing him and subjecting him to unsafe working conditions. In August 2005, the charging party intervened in the suit. After some scheduling orders, the parties settled in May 2006 through a consent decree.

The one-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: develop a sexual harassment policy, provide Title VII training for all its employees, post a notice of the decree, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and pay $92,500 to be distributed among three individuals.

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

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/3/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:05-cv-72515

Docket [PACER]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. B & V Construction

May 12, 2006

May 12, 2006

Docket
1

2:05-cv-72515

Complaint

June 24, 2005

June 24, 2005

Complaint
6

2:05-cv-72515

Complaint of Intervening Plaintiff

Aug. 22, 2005

Aug. 22, 2005

Complaint
14

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Consent Decree

May 12, 2006

May 12, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4758495/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-b-v-construction/

Last updated Aug. 1, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against B & V Construction.(NHoll, ) (Entered: 06/27/2005)

June 24, 2005

June 24, 2005

2

MOTION to Intervene by Douglas Haskins. (NHoll, ) (Entered: 07/15/2005)

July 14, 2005

July 14, 2005

3

ANSWER to complaint with affirmative defenses by B & V Construction.(DPer, ) (Entered: 08/08/2005)

Aug. 5, 2005

Aug. 5, 2005

6

THIRD PARTY COMPLAINT Complaint of Intervenor filed by Douglas Haskins against B & V Construction (Posner, Alan) (Entered: 08/22/2005)

Aug. 22, 2005

Aug. 22, 2005

7

ANSWER to third party complaint with affirmative defenses by B & V Construction.(DPer, ) (Entered: 08/26/2005)

Aug. 25, 2005

Aug. 25, 2005

8

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Scheduling Conference set for 9/30/2005 02:30 PM before Honorable Victoria A Roberts. SEE IMAGE FOR ADDITIONAL DEADLINES(CPin, ) (Entered: 08/26/2005)

Aug. 26, 2005

Aug. 26, 2005

9

ATTORNEY SUBSTITUTION for B & V Construction, B & V Construction: Donald H. Scharg added. Attorney Robert J. Finkel terminated..(Scharg, Donald) (Entered: 09/13/2005)

Sept. 13, 2005

Sept. 13, 2005

10

NOTICE of Appearance by Steven J. Fishman on behalf of all defendants. (Fishman, Steven) (Entered: 09/14/2005)

Sept. 14, 2005

Sept. 14, 2005

11

[FILING ERROR: signatures below signature line]DISCOVERY plan jointly filed pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26(f).(Weaver, Omar) Modified on 9/30/2005 (DPer, ). (Entered: 09/29/2005)

Sept. 29, 2005

Sept. 29, 2005

Minute Entry -Scheduling Conference held on 9/30/2005 before Honorable Victoria A Roberts. (CPin, ) (Entered: 10/06/2005)

Sept. 30, 2005

Sept. 30, 2005

12

[FILING ERROR: document not signed in accordance with Rule 9 of the Electronic Filing Policies and Procedures]NOTICE of Appearance by Omar Weaver on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Weaver, Omar) Modified on 10/4/2005 (DPer, ). (Entered: 10/03/2005)

Oct. 3, 2005

Oct. 3, 2005

13

[STRICKEN - Rule 26(a)(1) Disclosures]NOTICE of Disclosure of FRCP 26 Initial Disclosures, by B & V Construction Defendant's FRCP 26 Initial Disclosures (Scharg, Donald) Modified on 10/12/2005 (DPer, ). (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

14

CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Honorable Victoria A Roberts. (CGre, ) (Entered: 05/17/2006)

May 12, 2006

May 12, 2006

5

ORDER granting 2 Motion to Intervene- Signed by Honorable Victoria A Roberts. (NHoll, )

Aug. 18, 2005

Aug. 18, 2005

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Case Details

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 24, 2005

Closing Date: May 15, 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

B & V Construction (South Lyon, MI), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

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: 92500

Order Duration: 2006 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit