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Case Name EEOC v. Figgaziga, Inc., d/b/a Brown County IGA EE-IN-0042
Docket / Court 1:05-CV-0529-SEB-VSS ( S.D. Ind. )
State/Territory Indiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In April 2005, the Indianapolis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Figgaziga, Inc., d/b/a Brown County IGA, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In April 2005, the Indianapolis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Figgaziga, Inc., d/b/a Brown County IGA, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the charging party, a female employee, and a class of similarly situated female employees to sexual harassment. The charging party intervened in the suit in June 2005. After some scheduling orders and discovery, the parties participated in a settlement conference in December 2005. About a week following the conference, the parties settled through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: post a non-discrimination notice, distribute its EEO policies, provide sex discrimination training for all its employees, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and pay $46,000 to be distributed among four individuals.

Michele Marxkors - 07/11/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Figgaziga, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
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 2005 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
1:05-cv-00529-SEB-VSS (S.D. Ind.) 12/22/2005
EE-IN-0042-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 04/13/2005
EE-IN-0042-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Intervenor Complaint 06/13/2005
EE-IN-0042-0002.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 12/22/2005
EE-IN-0042-0003.pdf | Detail
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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