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Case Name EEOC v. STATEN ISLAND SAVINGS BANK, & the GUARDIAN LIFE IN EE-NY-0161
Docket / Court CV97-5142 ( E.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1997, the EEOC district office in New York brought this action against the Guardian Life Insurance Company and the Staten Island Savings Bank in the U.S. district Court for the Eastern District of New York. Although the complaint is not available, the memorandum opinion from the Court ... read more >
In September 1997, the EEOC district office in New York brought this action against the Guardian Life Insurance Company and the Staten Island Savings Bank in the U.S. district Court for the Eastern District of New York. Although the complaint is not available, the memorandum opinion from the Court of Appeals states that one of the defendant's employees alleged that the both defendants violated Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) by providing different benefits for those employees who suffered from mental or emotional disabilities from those who suffered from physical disabilities. The defendants quickly moved for dismissal for failure to state a claim. The claim was dismissed in November 1998 and the EEOC appealed, but the decision was affirmed. See E.E.O.C. v. Staten Island Savings Bank, 207 F.3d 144 (2nd Cir. 2000).

Kevin Wilemon - 07/19/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Guardian Life Insurance Company
Staten Island Savings Bank
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 Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1998
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)
99-6011 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 12/08/2000
EE-NY-0161-9001 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
1:97-cv-05142-RR-RLM (E.D.N.Y.) 12/22/2000
EE-NY-0161-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Opinion [Re: District Court Judgment] 03/23/2000 (207 F.3d 144)
EE-NY-0161-0003 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
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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