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Case Name EEOC v. ZALE CORPORATION et al EE-NY-0188
Docket / Court 2:01-cv-01541-RJD-ETB ( E.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2001, the New York District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Zale Corporation and Zale Delaware, Inc. (d/b/a Bailey, Banks & Biddle Fine Jewelers) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The only document publicly available regarding this case is the ... read more >
In March 2001, the New York District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Zale Corporation and Zale Delaware, Inc. (d/b/a Bailey, Banks & Biddle Fine Jewelers) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The only document publicly available regarding this case is the docket; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the docket that the allegations involved sexual harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Six charging parties intervened in the suit in August 2001. In February 2002, the intervening parties and the defendants settled. After some disagreements about the effect of the intervening parties' settlement, the EEOC and the defendants settled in September 2002 through a consent decree. It appears from the docket that the decree required the defendant to: to post notices, develop a sexual harassment policy, and provide EEO training. The intervenors received $250,000 in a separate settlement.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/27/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Kevin Mantell
Zale Corporation
Zale Delaware, Inc.
Zale Delaware, 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 not on record
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
2:01-cv-01541-RJD-ETB (E.D.N.Y.) 09/18/2002
EE-NY-0188-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
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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