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Case Name EEOC v. SIDNEY FRANK IMPORTING CO. INC. & ALL STATE PROMOT EE-NY-0150
Docket / Court 97 CIV 3722 ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In May 1997, the New York District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Sidney Frank Importing Co. Inc. and All State Promotions Inc., distributers of Jagermeister and Gray Goose Vodka, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging discrimination on the basis of ... read more >
In May 1997, the New York District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Sidney Frank Importing Co. Inc. and All State Promotions Inc., distributers of Jagermeister and Gray Goose Vodka, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. Following referral of the lawsuit to mediation, the parties settled the dispute through a consent decree in June 1999. The Consent Decree required the defendant to: provide training for all supervisors and managers, maintain a comprehensive Policy Against Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, and pay $2,600,000 to a class of over 100 individuals. Additionally the defendant provided a 24-hour toll free number for employees to use to report harassment.

Keri Livingston - 04/10/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
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
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) All State Promotions Inc.
Sidney Frank Importing Co. 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 1999 - 2002
Case Closing Year 1999
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)
1:97-cv-03722-SHS (S.D.N.Y.) 08/11/2000
EE-NY-0150-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
EEOC Press Release 06/03/1999
EE-NY-0150-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 06/15/1999
EE-NY-0150-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: District Court
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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