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Case Name EEOC v. MILWAUKEE GREY IRON LLC EE-WI-0030
Docket / Court 2:03-cv-00815-CNC ( E.D. Wis. )
State/Territory Wisconsin
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
EEOC's Milwaukee, WI office filed this Title VII and ADEA lawsuit against the defendant Milwaukee Gray Iron LLC in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Milwaukee, WI on 08/26/2003. EEOC alleged that an employee was subject to a foreman's derogatory remarks about his age and ... read more >
EEOC's Milwaukee, WI office filed this Title VII and ADEA lawsuit against the defendant Milwaukee Gray Iron LLC in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Milwaukee, WI on 08/26/2003. EEOC alleged that an employee was subject to a foreman's derogatory remarks about his age and foreign accent for four years and the defendant failed to prevent or correct the discriminatory acts. The individual complainant was a Russian immigrant born in 1936 and had strong Russian accent. The complainant intervened in EEOC's lawsuit.

The case was referred to mediation before Magistrate Judge A.E. Goodstein. Judge Goodstein presided over six settlement conferences between the parties from January to February 2004. The case was resolved by a consent decree entered on 03/23/2004.

Under the consent decree, the defendant agreed to pay the individual complainant $46,000 in emotional damages. The defendant was to refrain from discrimination or retaliation activities and was required to implement a confidential and reliable complaint procedure.

Yin Zheng - 07/14/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Other
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Milwaukee Gray Iron LLC
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 not on record
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)
2:03-cv-00815-CNC (E.D. Wis.) 03/23/2004
EE-WI-0030-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (March 2004) 03/31/2004
EE-WI-0030-0001 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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