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Case Name EEOC v. BABIES "R" US EE-NJ-0006
Docket / Court 02-CV-989 ( D.N.J. )
State/Territory New Jersey
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Philadelphia district office sued Babies "R" Us, Inc. on March 6, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex (male) by creating hostile work environment for one of ... read more >
The EEOC's Philadelphia district office sued Babies "R" Us, Inc. on March 6, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex (male) by creating hostile work environment for one of its employees resulting in his constructive discharge. The parties entered into a consent decree (the full text of which is not available to us) on March 23, 2003, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $205,000 in damages, provide Title VII training to its employees, and maintain records of discrimination and harassment complaints.

Aaron Weismann - 06/21/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Content of Injunction
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
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
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) BABIES R US, INC.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
2:02-cv-00989-WGB (D.N.J.) 01/23/2003
EE-NJ-0006-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
'Babies R Us' To Pay $205,000, Implement Training Due to Same-Sex Harassment of Male Employee 01/15/2003
EE-NJ-0006-0001 PDF | Detail
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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