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Case Name EEOC v. MASSARO CONSTRUCTION EE-NJ-0054
Docket / Court 3:03-cv-03115-MLC ( D.N.J. )
State/Territory New Jersey
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 2003, the EEOC district office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania brought this suit against Massaro Construction, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Although the complaint is currently unavailable, the consent decree states that a black male formerly employed by the ... read more >
In June 2003, the EEOC district office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania brought this suit against Massaro Construction, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Although the complaint is currently unavailable, the consent decree states that a black male formerly employed by the defendant alleged retaliation for complaining of racial discrimination, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After the defendant's initial answer, the case was quickly settled and a consent decree was entered in March 2004.

The consent decree states that the defendant had to pay the aggrieved former employee $15,000 in satisfaction of all claims relating to this litigation, refrain from retaliating when it received complaints of racial discrimination, provide EEO training to all its staff, post EEO notices, expunge all of the aggrieved employee's employment records of any mention of this litigation, and issue a neutral reference letter.

Jason Chester - 06/12/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Massaro Construction, Inc.
Mssaro Construction, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2004 - 2005
Case Closing Year 2004
Case Ongoing No
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)
3:03-cv-03115-MLC (D.N.J.) 03/01/2004
EE-NJ-0054-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Stipulation and Order of Dismissal 03/01/2004 (D.N.J.)
EE-NJ-0054-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 03/01/2004
EE-NJ-0054-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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