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Case Name EEOC v. Halo Sheet Metal, Inc. EE-NJ-0040
Docket / Court 3:06-cv-02959-JAP-TJB ( D.N.J. )
State/Territory New Jersey
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 2006, the New York District Office and Washington DC Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against manufacturer Halo Sheet Metal, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, alleging discrimination and retaliation on the basis of race, African-American. Specifically, ... read more >
In June 2006, the New York District Office and Washington DC Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against manufacturer Halo Sheet Metal, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, alleging discrimination and retaliation on the basis of race, African-American. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendant fired the complaining parties based upon their complaints that African-Americans were not being promoted and were being given work inferior to their level of seniority. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in July 2007 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation language, required the defendant to: report on complaints and make other compliance reports, allow the EEOC access for monitoring, develop an anti-discrimination policy, post and distribute notice of employee rights, provide EEO training, implement a complaint/dispute resolution process, and pay $70,000 to two individuals and their attorney.

David Friedman - 05/08/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Halo Sheet Metal, 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 2007 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
3:06-cv-02959-JAP-TJB (D.N.J.) 07/17/2007
EE-NJ-0040-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/29/2006
EE-NJ-0040-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 06/28/2007
EE-NJ-0040-0002 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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