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Case Name EEOC v. PARMALAT BAKERY DIV. of NORTH AMERICA EE-NJ-0073
Docket / Court 2:03-cv-04026-JCL-MF ( 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 August 2003, the Philadelphia office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Parmalat Bakery Division of Parmalat North America in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant by subjecting her to a ... read more >
In August 2003, the Philadelphia office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Parmalat Bakery Division of Parmalat North America in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant by subjecting her to a hostile work environment (because of her sex), retaliation for her complaint, and constructive discharge. The claimant intervened in the EEOC's suit. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in March 2004.

The consent decree required the defendant to refrain from discrimination and retaliation; pay the claimant $300,000 in damages; post notice; and provide Title VII training for all of its managers, supervisors, and employees.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/19/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Parmala Bakery Div. of North America
Parmalat Bakery Division of Parmalat North America
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
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)
2:03-cv-04026-JCL-MF (D.N.J.) 03/31/2004
EE-NJ-0073-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order [Dismissing Case] 03/02/2004 (D.N.J.)
EE-NJ-0073-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 03/31/2004
EE-NJ-0073-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Litigation Settlements - March 2004 05/17/2004
EE-NJ-0073-0001.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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