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Monthly Archives: October 2012

District Court Grants The EEOC Summary Judgment In Its Age Discrimination Claim Against Baltimore County’s Pension Plan

Posted in EEOC Litigation

Although claims against pension plans are unique and involve challenging issues, the EEOC has shown no reluctance in filing systemic suits alleging that provisions in public employers’ retirement plans are discriminatory. The most recent activity in the EEOC’s series of systemic suits involves EEOC v. Baltimore County, et al., No. 07-CV-2500 (D. Md. Oct. 16, 2012).  In EEOC v. Baltimore … Continue Reading

The EEOC’s “Unique Role” Does Not Exempt The Agency From A 300-Day Limitations Period In Title VII Pattern Or Practice Cases

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In EEOC v. Princeton Healthcare System, No. 3:10-CV-04126-PGS-DEA, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150267 (D.N.J. Oct. 18, 2012), Judge Peter G. Sheridan of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey recently held that the EEOC must adhere to the 300-day limitations period as set forth by Section 706 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of … Continue Reading

Second Circuit Rejects The EEOC’s Broad Injunction Requests

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On October 19, 2012, the Second Circuit declined to put its stamp of approval on the EEOC’s attempt to impose lengthy and severe reporting and remedial requirements on a grocery store owner where one nefarious employee — who happened to serve in the dual role of store manager and owner’s fiancée — repeatedly sexually harassed a class of ten teenage … Continue Reading

The EEOC Turns Up The Heat In Its Race Harassment Lawsuit

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As we blogged about here, the EEOC stated in its Draft Strategic Enforcement Plan that it is increasingly focused on preventing and, when necessary, litigating workplace harassment allegations. This week the EEOC’s caution came to fruition when the Commission filed a motion for partial summary judgment on allegations of racial harassment in EEOC v. Holmes & Holmes Industrial, Inc., … Continue Reading

The EEOC’s “Fishing Expedition” Results In Partial Dismissal Of Its Claims

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Joining a growing line of cases reflecting judicial intolerance for questionable litigation tactics, the recent ruling in EEOC v. American Somoa Government, et al., No. 11-CV-00525 (D. Haw. Oct. 5, 2012), rejected the EEOC’s “shoot first, aim later” tactics and granted partial summary judgment to the employer. During the investigation and conciliation process, the EEOC only identified two employees on … Continue Reading

The EEOC Trades Shotgun For Sniper Rifle In FY 2012 Federal Lawsuit Filings

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By Christopher DeGroff and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Since the inception of the EEOC’s Systemic Initiative in 2005-2006, the EEOC has traditionally launched large salvos of federal court complaints across the country in the waning weeks of its fiscal year (which closes on September 30 of each year). Last year, the EEOC’s filings ran the gamut of legal theories ranging … Continue Reading