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Case Name EEOC v. ALLIED SIGNAL, INC. EE-AZ-0003
Docket / Court 98-1409 PHX RCB ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On July 31, 1998, the Chicago District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 against AlliedSignal, an aerospace, automotive, and engineering company. ( ... read more >
On July 31, 1998, the Chicago District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 against AlliedSignal, an aerospace, automotive, and engineering company. (AlliedSignal was purchased by Honeywell International, Inc. in 2009.) The EEOC claimed that AlliedSignal had engaged in a pattern and practice of discrimination in relation to its reduction in force at its Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona facilities between 1993 and 1994. EEOC sought relief for a group of over 300 former employees aged forty or older,

On October 13, 1998, this case was consolidated with a private action (98-cv-01233) against the same defendant that alleged age discrimination.

The Consent Decree, which was signed on November 16, 1999, stipulated that AlliedSignal was enjoined from discriminating in violation of the ADEA and from retaliating against persons who participated in any way in the lawsuit or in the EEOC's investigation, or who received monetary relief. AlliedSignal was obligated to provide training for its employees regarding the ADEA and the company's "Reduction in Force" policy. The Consent Decree further required the defendant to allow charging parties to reapply for positions, and to provide neutral references for those who choose not to. The plaintiff class received $8 million, part of which was set aside for increased monthly pension benefits to be distributed over time.

Jennifer Gitter - 03/20/2013


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Defendant-type
Retailer
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) AlliedSignal
Plaintiff Description The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a class of over 300 former employees of an engineering company who complained of age discrimination.
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 - 2001
Case Closing Year 1999
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-AZ-0129 : Balzer v. Honeywell Intl Inc (D. Ariz.)
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)
2:98-cv-01409-HRH (D. Ariz.) 11/16/1999
EE-AZ-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Student Memo on Consolidation
EE-AZ-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 11/10/1999
EE-AZ-0003-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: EEOC Regional Office
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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