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Case Name EEOC v. Schefenacker Vision Systems USA, Inc. EE-MI-0149
Docket / Court 2:06-cv-12123-PJD-VMM ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In May 2006, the EEOC's Detroit office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against Shefenacker Vision Systems USA, Inc. alleging violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The EEOC alleged that the defendant had fired a woman during a ... read more >
In May 2006, the EEOC's Detroit office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against Shefenacker Vision Systems USA, Inc. alleging violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The EEOC alleged that the defendant had fired a woman during a reduction-in-force event solely because she was sixty years old. The parties came to an agreement in the form of a consent decree in November 2006, which was adopted by the court. The decree ordered the defendant to pay the complainant $28,500 in monetary relief and enjoined the defendant from discriminating or retaliating in the future. Further, the defendant was ordered to institute an ADEA training program for its supervisors and managers, post a notice of equal employment rights in its place of business and provide the EEOC with reports on each incidence of discrimination based on race and all remedial action taken.

Tony Friedman - 07/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Schefenacker Vision Systems USA, 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 2006 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
2:06-cv-12123-PJD-VMM (E.D. Mich.) 12/04/2006
EE-MI-0149-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 05/09/2006
EE-MI-0149-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 12/04/2006
EE-MI-0149-0002 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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