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Case Name EEOC v. BEST CLOTHING MFG. EE-NY-0018
Docket / Court 02-CV-5081 ( E.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2002, the New York District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Best Clothing Manufacturing, Inc., also known as New Era Knitting Mills, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation o Title VII ... read more >
In September 2002, the New York District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Best Clothing Manufacturing, Inc., also known as New Era Knitting Mills, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation o Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant required female workers to wear shirts that came up to the neck with sleeves that reached below the elbow in the factory without making the same requirements of male workers. A default judgment was entered against the defendant in July 2005, requiring the defendant to: make compliance reports to the EEOC, allow the EEOC access for monitoring purposes, develop an anti-discrimination policy, provide EEO training, and pay $28,176 to be distributed among five complaining parties.

Daisy Manning - 12/08/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Monitoring
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
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) Best Clothing Manuracturing, 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 Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
1:02-cv-05081-ILG-VVP (E.D.N.Y.) 06/06/2006
EE-NY-0018-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/19/2002
EE-NY-0018-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment 04/15/2003 (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0018-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation 03/11/2005
EE-NY-0018-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [Re: Report] 07/07/2005 (2005 WL 1594153) (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0018-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | 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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