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Case Name EEOC v. Simat, Hellisen, and Eichner, Inc. EE-NY-0151
Docket / Court 1:00-cv-07296 ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 20, 2000, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed this action in the Southern District of New York under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against airline consulting firm Simat, Helliesen & Eichner, Inc. (SH&E). Though few details about this lawsuit are available, it ... read more >
On September 20, 2000, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed this action in the Southern District of New York under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against airline consulting firm Simat, Helliesen & Eichner, Inc. (SH&E). Though few details about this lawsuit are available, it is likely the EEOC brought this claim on behalf of a female employee of SH&E who was not involved in actions that were previously filed on September 24, 1997. (see EEOC v. Simat, Helliesen, & Eichner, Inc., EE-NY-0235 on this site, and Tesoro v. Simat, Helliesen, et al, EE-NY-0145 on this site). In those actions, the plaintiffs alleged the company had subjected its female employees to sexual harassment, which created a hostile work environment.

This court formally related this suit to the previously filed EEOC action on October 5, 2000. On June 10, 2002, the court entered a consent decree and the plaintiff was awarded $135,000.

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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Defendant-type
Retailer
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Simat, Helliesen and Eichner Inc.
Plaintiff Description A female employee of Simat, Hellieson and Eichner Inc. in their Manhattan office who was subjected to sexual harassment in violation of Title VII.
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
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2002 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2004
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-NY-0235 : EEOC v. Simat, Helliesen, & Eichner, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0145 : Tesorov v. Simat, Helliesen (S.D.N.Y.)
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)
1:00-cv-07296-KMW-MHD (S.D.N.Y.) 06/10/2002
EE-NY-0151-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (February 2003) 12/31/2003
EE-NY-0151-0002 PDF | 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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