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Case Name EEOC v. SAFEGUARD CHEMICAL CORPORATION EE-NY-0147
Docket / Court 1:99-cv-12411-SAS-THK ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
EEOC's New York, NY office filed this Title VII lawsuit against the defendant Safeguard Chemical Corp. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Foley Square) on 12/28/1999. EEOC alleged that three former employees at defendant's Bronx, NY facility were subject to ... read more >
EEOC's New York, NY office filed this Title VII lawsuit against the defendant Safeguard Chemical Corp. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Foley Square) on 12/28/1999. EEOC alleged that three former employees at defendant's Bronx, NY facility were subject to offensive remarks because of their Hispanic national origin and were discharged in retaliation for their protests of the discrimination. The individual complainants did not intervene in the lawsuit or file a separate suit.

The parties were not able to settle despite a settlement conference and the case went to a four-day jury trial. The jury returned a verdict for the defendant and the district court entered a judgment pursuant to the jury verdict on 12/07/2000. Thereafter the defendant filed a motion seeking attorney's fees and costs. The district court granted costs totaling $2,669.79 but not the attorney's fees. EEOC v. Safeguard Chemical Corp., 166 F.Supp. 2d 810 (SDNY 2001).

Yin Zheng - 07/15/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Safeguard Chemical Corp.
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 Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
1:99-cv-12411-SAS-THK (S.D.N.Y.) 04/20/2001
EE-NY-0147-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Opinion and Order 04/18/2001 (166 F.Supp.2d 810) (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0147-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
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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