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Case Name EEOC v. O'Brien-Kreitzberg, Inc. EE-PA-0122
Docket / Court 3:02-cv-01963-WJN ( M.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In October 2002, the EEOC district office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania brought this action against O'Brien-Kreitzberg, Inc., a general contracting firm and a subsidiary of the URS Corporation, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The complaint alleged that the ... read more >
In October 2002, the EEOC district office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania brought this action against O'Brien-Kreitzberg, Inc., a general contracting firm and a subsidiary of the URS Corporation, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) when it refused to hire a job applicant after an interviewer discovered his age. After the defendant filed its initial answer and while a defense motion for summary judgment was pending, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in November 2003.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the aggrieved party $50,000, refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of age, and post a notice of the suit and stating its commitment to complying with the ADEA. The terms of the decree ran for one year.

Jason Chester - 07/24/2007


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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
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
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) O'Brien-Kreitzbert, 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 2003 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
3:02-cv-01963-WJN (M.D. Pa.) 11/05/2003
EE-PA-0122-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 10/31/2002
EE-PA-0122-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 11/05/2003
EE-PA-0122-0002.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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