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Case Name EEOC v. EGW Temporaries Inc., et al EE-NY-0044
Docket / Court 00 CIV 833S ( W.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The New York District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, against EGW Temporaries, Inc. The complaint was filed in September 2000 and after numerous settlement conferences, the parties reached a settlement agreement in February 2003 ... read more >
The New York District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, against EGW Temporaries, Inc. The complaint was filed in September 2000 and after numerous settlement conferences, the parties reached a settlement agreement in February 2003. A consent decree was entered in November 2003. We do not have the complaint in this case, but the settlement report indicates that the EEOC had alleged that EGW violated Title VII by using race and sex in its hiring decisions.

The consent decree is effective for five years and requires EGW to pay $285,000 into a settlement claim fund and three of its clients to pay a total of $50,000 in administrative costs. The decree prohibits discrimination, requires EGW to publish an anti-discrimination policy, and requires an outside contractor to be hired to provide anti-discrimination training. Additionally, the decree requires EGW to provide names, addresses, and social security numbers of former employees to the EEOC, to identify other potential claimants.

Keri Livingston - 07/26/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) EQW Temporaries, Inc.
Festival Salad Corp.
James Desiderio, Inc.
Sorrento Cheese, 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 2003 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
1:00-cv-00833-WMS (W.D.N.Y.) 02/04/2005
EE-NY-0044-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 11/07/2003
EE-NY-0044-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: District Court
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report 09/30/2005
EE-NY-0044-0001 PDF | Detail
Judges Bianchini, Victor E. (S.D. Cal., N.D.N.Y.) [Magistrate]
EE-NY-0044-9000
Skretny, William M. (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0044-0002 | EE-NY-0044-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bissell, Katherine (New York)
EE-NY-0044-0002
Curtin, Nora E. (Florida)
EE-NY-0044-0002 | EE-NY-0044-9000
Grossman, Elizabeth (New York)
EE-NY-0044-9000
Peart, Andree (New York)
EE-NY-0044-9000
Sirkin, Lisa (New York)
EE-NY-0044-0002
Defendant's Lawyers McIntyre, Philip H. (New York)
EE-NY-0044-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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