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Case Name EEOC v. ROCHDALE VILLAGE, INC. EE-NY-0141
Docket / Court 1:03-cv-06343-RML ( E.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
The EEOC's New York office filed this suit on December 18, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn Division. The suit alleged that defendant Rochdale Village, Inc. violated Title VII by refusing to hire women for landscaping and maintenance jobs. In February 20 ... read more >
The EEOC's New York office filed this suit on December 18, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn Division. The suit alleged that defendant Rochdale Village, Inc. violated Title VII by refusing to hire women for landscaping and maintenance jobs. In February 2004 the parties filed a consent decree in which the defendant agreed to pay $90,000. The decree create a procedure for the EEOC to allocate the $90,000 appropriately after aggrieved individuals had an opportunity to present their claims to the EEOC. The defendant also agreed to hire the two originally named complainants as soon as an opening in the landscaping and maintenance department existed, train supervisory employees, and provide information to the EEOC regarding all employed in the landscaping and maintenance department.

Final judgment was delayed until class members could be notified of the settlement and given a chance to object. After a fairness hearing in October 2004, the distribution of the monetary relief was adjusted slightly, and the case was finally dismissed in February 2005.

Jason Chester - 08/08/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Hire
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Rochdale Village, Inc.
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 - 2007
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)
1:03-cv-06343-RML (E.D.N.Y.) 02/16/2005
EE-NY-0141-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint and Jury Trial Demanded 12/18/2003
EE-NY-0141-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report - February 2004 02/03/2004
EE-NY-0141-0005 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 02/10/2004
EE-NY-0141-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [re: Distribution of Damages] 11/17/2004 (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0141-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order of Dismissal 02/16/2005 (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0141-0004 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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