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Case Name EEOC v. CLIFFORD B. FINKLE JR. INC. EE-NJ-0020
Docket / Court 03-4404 ( D.N.J. )
State/Territory New Jersey
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Philadelphia Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, against Clifford B. Finkle Jr. Inc. The complaint, filed in September 2003, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that ... read more >
The Philadelphia Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, against Clifford B. Finkle Jr. Inc. The complaint, filed in September 2003, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that Defendant subjected charging party to sexual harassment and a sexually hostile work environment. The charging party intervened in April 2004 and the parties entered into a consent decree in April 2005.

According to the EEOC settlement report, the decree was valid for two years and required Defendant to pay charging party a total of $225,000. Defendant was enjoined from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in violation of Title VII and required to post a notice of non-discrimination at its facility, create an anti-harassment policy and distribute it to its employees, provide annual EEO training to its employees, maintain records of complaints of harassment and allow the EEOC to monitor its compliance with the decree. We do not have copies of the EEOC's complaint or the consent decree for this case.

Shankar Viswanathan - 07/25/2007


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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
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action State Anti-Discrimination Law
State law
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Clifford B. Finkle
Clifford B. Finkle, Jr. Inc
Clifford B. Finkle, Jr. Inc.
Douglas Dowling
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought None on record
Class action status granted None on record
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 - 2007
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)
2:03-cv-04404-FSH-PS (D.N.J.) 05/16/2005
EE-NJ-0020-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint in Intervention 05/10/2004
EE-NJ-0020-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Dismissing Case] 04/27/2005 (D.N.J.)
EE-NJ-0020-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Order 04/28/2005 (D.N.J.)
EE-NJ-0020-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Litigation Settlements - May 2005 10/11/2005
EE-NJ-0020-0001 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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