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Case Name EEOC v. Founders Pavilion, Inc. EE-NY-0269
Docket / Court 6:13-cv-06250 ( W.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On May 16, 2013, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in the Western District of New York under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act ... read more >
On May 16, 2013, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in the Western District of New York under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 (collectively Title VII) against Founders Pavilion, Inc. (Founders). The class, employees and applicants, claimed that the defendant employer requested family medical history as part of its hiring and continued employment practices, terminated employment on the basis of disability, failed to provide reasonable accommodation, discriminated against pregnant applicants and terminated an employee because she was pregnant. The plaintiffs asked the court to grant permanent injunctions to prevent the defendant from discriminating on the basis of genetic information, disability or pregnancy; to require the defendant to provide equal employment opportunities for qualified individuals regardless of genetic information, disability or pregnancy; and to provide compensatory and punitive relief to eradicate the effects of its unlawful employment practices.

On August 16, 2013, the District Court (Judge Charles J. Siragusa) extended defendant's time to respond for two months to allow the parties to continue their attempts to negotiate a settlement. As of October 23, 2013, this case is still ongoing.

Christianna Kyriacou - 10/23/2013


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Disability
Mobility impairment
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Medical Exam / Inquiry
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
Pregnancy discrimination
EEOC-centric
EEOC intervened in private suit
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Founder Pavilion, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Employees and job applicants who claim they were discriminated against on the basis of genetic information and pregnancy.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
6:13-cv-06250-CJS (W.D.N.Y.) 08/16/2013
EE-NY-0269-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
6:13-cv-06250-CJS (W.D.N.Y.) 01/09/2014
EE-NY-0269-9001 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 05/16/2013
EE-NY-0269-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Complaint 06/17/2013
EE-NY-0269-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation and Order 08/16/2013 (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0269-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 09/01/2014 (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0269-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Siragusa, Charles J. (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0269-0003 | EE-NY-0269-0004 | EE-NY-0269-9000 | EE-NY-0269-9001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Adams, Raechel (New York)
EE-NY-0269-0001
Batog, Konrad (New York)
EE-NY-0269-0002 | EE-NY-0269-0003 | EE-NY-0269-9000 | EE-NY-0269-9001
Grossman, Elizabeth (New York)
EE-NY-0269-0001 | EE-NY-0269-0002 | EE-NY-0269-0004 | EE-NY-0269-9000 | EE-NY-0269-9001
Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)
EE-NY-0269-0001 | EE-NY-0269-0002
Lopez, P. David (District of Columbia)
EE-NY-0269-0001 | EE-NY-0269-0002
O'Brien, Michael J. (New York)
EE-NY-0269-0001 | EE-NY-0269-0002 | EE-NY-0269-9000 | EE-NY-0269-9001
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)
EE-NY-0269-0001 | EE-NY-0269-0002
Rose, Robert D. (New York)
EE-NY-0269-0002
Defendant's Lawyers Galewski, Roy R. (New York)
EE-NY-0269-0004
Moore, Daniel J. (New York)
EE-NY-0269-0003 | EE-NY-0269-9001
Other Lawyers None on record

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