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Case Name EEOC v. COMPREHENSIVE BENEFIT CONSULTANTS EE-NY-0031
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-03076-LDW-AKT ( E.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 District Office brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, against Comprehensive Benefit Consultants. The complaint, filed in July 2004, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that ... read more >
The New York District Office brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, against Comprehensive Benefit Consultants. The complaint, filed in July 2004, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant subjected the charging parties to a sexually hostile work environment, constructive discharge and retaliation because of their sex, female. Defendant moved for summary judgment in February 2006 but the motion was denied in April 2006.

The parties entered into a consent decree in December 2006. The decree, valid for three years, required Defendant to pay the four charging parties a total of $150,000 (individual amounts not specified in the decree) and enjoined Defendant from discriminating in violation of Title VII. Defendant was required to provide Title VII training to its employees, post a notice of non-discrimination at its facility, and report regularly to the EEOC about internal complaints of discrimination and its compliance with the decree.

Shankar Viswanathan - 07/19/2007


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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
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) Comprehensive Benefit Consultants
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)
2:04-cv-03076-LDW-AKT (E.D.N.Y.) 12/20/2006
EE-NY-0031-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 07/21/2004
EE-NY-0031-0001.pdf | Detail
Amended Complaint 02/10/2005
EE-NY-0031-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
[Minute Order] 02/11/2005 (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0031-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
[Minute Order] 03/15/2005 (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0031-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order 03/30/2005 (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0031-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
[Minute Order] 04/12/2005 (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0031-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [Denying Dft's Motion to Compel] 04/20/2005 (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0031-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [Affirming the Magistrate's Ruling] 04/25/2005 (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0031-0008.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [Re: Protective Orders] 05/18/2005 (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0031-0009.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [Denying S/J] 04/10/2006 (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0031-0010.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 12/20/2006
EE-NY-0031-0011.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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