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Case Name EEOC v. MINADO RESTAURANT EE-NY-0104
Docket / Court 05 CIV 4482 ( 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 2005, the New York district office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Japanese Food Solutions, Inc. (d/b/a Minado Restaurant) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimants by 1) ... read more >
In September 2005, the New York district office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Japanese Food Solutions, Inc. (d/b/a Minado Restaurant) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimants by 1) invoking an English-only policy, but only enforcing against Chinese employees, 2) subjecting Chinese employees to derogatory comments and harassment, and 3) retaliating against the Chinese employees for their complaints about the English-only policy by altering terms and conditions of employment. After the parties participated in mediation, the case settled by entry of a consent decree in February 2007.

The three year consent decree required the defendant to refrain from discrimination and retaliation, pay the claimants $130,000, allow the EEOC to publish Legal notice in select media outlets, post notice, adopt and distribute an anti-discrimination policy, provide two hours of training yearly for staff and managerial employees (one additional hour for managers), keep records of any complaints of discrimination and retaliation, and allow the EEOC to review its compliance with the decree.

Kevin Wilemon - 08/14/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Asian/Pacific Islander
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Japanese Food Solutions,
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 2007 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
2:05-cv-04482-LDW-AKT (E.D.N.Y.) 02/21/2007
EE-NY-0104-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/22/2005
EE-NY-0104-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 02/21/2007
EE-NY-0104-0002 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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