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Case Name EEOC v. American Industrial Sales Corp EE-NY-0133
Docket / Court 6:06-cv-06426-MAT-JWF ( W.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The New York and Boston offices of the EEOC brought this suit against American Industrial Sales Corp., d/b/a RAK Industries, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York in August 2006. The complaint alleged that the company's owner, president and vice president subjected ... read more >
The New York and Boston offices of the EEOC brought this suit against American Industrial Sales Corp., d/b/a RAK Industries, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York in August 2006. The complaint alleged that the company's owner, president and vice president subjected the complainant and a class of other similarly situated individuals to sexual harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. More specifically, American Industrial Sales Corp. allegedly subjected the complainant to a hostile work environment and constructively discharged the complainant and other similarly situated individuals by subjecting them to the hostile work environment. The suit was referred to a magistrate judge and subsequently referred to mediation. As of April 22, 2008, the mediation was ongoing.

Justin Kanter - 05/28/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) American Industrial Sales Corp.
American Industrial Sales Corp.
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 None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
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)
6:06-cv-06426-MAT-JWF (W.D.N.Y.) 03/17/2008
EE-NY-0133-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/23/2006
EE-NY-0133-0001.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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