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Case Name EEOC v. MICHAEL'S SALON DI PARRUCCHIERE INC. EE-NJ-0058
Docket / Court 3:04-cv-01927-SRC-TJB ( D.N.J. )
State/Territory New Jersey
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In April 2004, the Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Michael's Salon Di Parrucchiere Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, ... read more >
In April 2004, the Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Michael's Salon Di Parrucchiere Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the defendant's owner subjected the charging party, a female employee, to a sexually hostile work environment consisting of sexually explicit comments, unwelcome touching, and unwelcome sexual advances. After a single scheduling order and a status conference, it appears that the parties decided to settle in March 2005, but they did not reach a final settlement until June 2005 when they entered into a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: post a Title VII notice, draft an anti-discrimination policy, implement a complaint procedure, distribute the anti-discrimination policy to all its employees, provide annual Title VII training for its supervisors and managerial personnel, and report to the EEOC at specified intervals. In addition, the defendant agreed to pay the charging party $17,500.

Michele Marxkors - 06/18/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Michael's Salon Di Parrucchiere 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 2005 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
3:04-cv-01927-SRC-TJB (D.N.J.) 06/02/2005
EE-NJ-0058-9001.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 04/23/2004
EE-NJ-0058-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [dismissing case] 03/30/2005 (D.N.J.)
EE-NJ-0058-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 06/02/2005
EE-NJ-0058-0003.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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