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Case Name EEOC v. BWD GROUP LTD EE-NY-0025
Docket / Court 0:97-cv-02617-DRH-MLO ( E.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's New York district office sued BWD Group, Limited, on May 8, 1997 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, for violation of Title VII. The complaint alleged that defendant discriminated against its female employees on the basis of sex and did so through the ... read more >
The EEOC's New York district office sued BWD Group, Limited, on May 8, 1997 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, for violation of Title VII. The complaint alleged that defendant discriminated against its female employees on the basis of sex and did so through the creation of a hostile work environment. The complaint additionally alleged that defendant retaliated against employees who complained of harassment, retaliated against employees who cooperated with the EEOC, and engaged in constructive discharge.

The parties entered into a three year consent decree on June 9, 1998. This decree required the defendant to: expunge the records of the charging parties, provide neutral references to the charging parties, attempt to identify all potential claimants, pay $1,200,000 to claimants, distribute its non-discrimination policy to all employees, post a notice of EEO rights, and to provide training to all employees.

Keri Livingston - 06/22/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) BWD Group, Limited
Bwd Group, Limited
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 1998 - 2001
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)
0:97-cv-02617-DRH-MLO (E.D.N.Y.) 06/04/1999
EE-NY-0025-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree 05/08/1997
EE-NY-0025-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: District Court
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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