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Case Name EEOC v. FOX NEWS NETWORK LLC EE-NY-0058
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-09419-WHP ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's New York district office sued Fox News Network, LLC on November 7, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex (female) by creating a hostile work environment, ... read more >
The EEOC's New York district office sued Fox News Network, LLC on November 7, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex (female) by creating a hostile work environment, enforcing disparate conditions of employment, and retaliated by terminating one of its employees after she complained. The parties entered into a consent decree on August 8, 2006, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainants $225,000 in damages, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, provide Title VII training to its managers and employees, enforce and distribute a non-discrimination policy provided in the consent decree, and allow the EEOC to inspect documents to enforce the consent decree.

Aaron Weismann - 07/25/2007


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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
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Fox News Network, LLC
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 2006 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2006
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-09419-WHP (S.D.N.Y.) 08/08/2006
EE-NY-0058-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint & Jury Demand 11/07/2005
EE-NY-0058-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 08/08/2006
EE-NY-0058-0002 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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