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Case Name EEOC v. CREATIVE PLAYTHINGS LTD EE-PA-0051
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-03243-AB ( E.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC sued Creative Playthings, LTD., a national producer and distributor of playground swing sets, on July 9, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The EEOC's complaint is not available, however, the intervenor's complaint is and states the causes of action ... read more >
The EEOC sued Creative Playthings, LTD., a national producer and distributor of playground swing sets, on July 9, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The EEOC's complaint is not available, however, the intervenor's complaint is and states the causes of action for this suit. Creative allegedly violated Title VII when it discriminated against the intervenor, who intervened in October 2004, based on race (African American) for his promotion of two African American individuals and for his complaints of retaliation against himself. The parties entered into a consent decree on September 13, 2005 which has an effective period of three years.

This consent decree required the defendant to: pay $221,360 to a class of 6 individuals, pay $53,640 in attorney's fees, to expunge the employment records of the claimants, to post notice of rights, to develop an anti-discrimination and harassment policy, to distribute this policy to all employees, to provide annual training to all supervisory and management positions, and to provide a 24 hour toll-free message center for employees to lodge complaints of discrimination.

Keri Livingston - 06/11/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
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
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
National Origin/Ethnicity
Hispanic
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action State Anti-Discrimination Law
State law
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Creatinve Playthings, Ltd.
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 2005 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2005
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-03243-AB (E.D. Pa.) 09/13/2005
EE-PA-0051-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint [Plaintiff Intervenor] 11/04/2004
EE-PA-0051-0001.pdf | Detail
Order [Motion to Dismiss] 06/21/2005 (375 F.Supp.2d 427) (E.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0051-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Consent Decree 09/13/2005
EE-PA-0051-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: District Court
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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