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Case Name EEOC v. HUMANE ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY EE-WI-0017
Docket / Court 05-C-0965 ( E.D. Wis. )
State/Territory Wisconsin
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2005, the Milwaukee District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against the Humane Animal Welfare Society in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin alleging violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"). Specifically, the charging parties, ... read more >
In September 2005, the Milwaukee District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against the Humane Animal Welfare Society in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin alleging violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"). Specifically, the charging parties, former employees, alleged that the defendant terminated their employment because of their age and then refused to rehire them in retaliation for their complaint to the EEOC. In January 2006, the parties participated in mediation, and they reached a settlement through a consent decree in February 2006.

The eighteen-month decree contained a non-retaliation clause and required the defendant to pay a total of $25,000. In addition, the defendant agreed to: provide ADEA training to managers and supervisors, post an EEOC-provided notice, provide neutral references for the charging parties, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and provide the charging parties with a letter of regret.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/05/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Apology
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Humane Animal Welfare Society
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)
2:05-cv-00965-JPS (E.D. Wis.) 02/28/2006
EE-WI-0017-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint Jury Trial Demand 09/08/2005
EE-WI-0017-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree and Order 02/28/2006
EE-WI-0017-0003.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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