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Case Name EEOC v. NORSTAR BAGEL BAKERIES, INC. d/b/a Bruegger's EE-MN-0008
Docket / Court 0:01-cv-00550-MJD-JGL ( D. Minn. )
State/Territory Minnesota
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2001, the EEOC's Milwaukee office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota against Norstar Bagel Bakeries, Inc., d/b/a Bruegger's Fresh Bagel Bakery, alleging that it violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it suspended and subsequently ... read more >
In March 2001, the EEOC's Milwaukee office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota against Norstar Bagel Bakeries, Inc., d/b/a Bruegger's Fresh Bagel Bakery, alleging that it violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it suspended and subsequently terminated an employee due to her race. Although the information available for this summary was limited, it is known that the parties were able to reach an agreement in September 2001 that was all but finalized. The parties submitted a finalized consent decree and it was adopted by the court in November 2001. The decree awarded the complainant $30,000 and enjoined the defendant from discriminating and retaliating in the future. Further, the defendant was ordered to create training programs for its personnel regarding equal employment opportunity laws, create an anti-discrimination policy and implement it and post a notice of employee's rights at its facilities.

Jason Chester - 08/23/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Discrimination-basis
Race 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) Norstar Bagel Bakeries, 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 2001 - 2002
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
0:01-cv-00550-MJD-JGL (D. Minn.) 12/06/2002
EE-MN-0008-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 11/01/2001
EE-MN-0008-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Dissolving Consent Decree 12/05/2002 (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0008-0001 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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