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Case Name EEOC v. OCS GROUP INC EE-NY-0121
Docket / Court 1:04-cv-05947-GBD ( 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
In July 2004, the New York District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against OCS Group, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated ... read more >
In July 2004, the New York District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against OCS Group, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the four charging parties (Black security guards) on the basis of their race, color, and national origin by paying them less than other lighter-skinned employees who were performing essentially the same work. The parties reached a settlement through a consent decree in August 2004, about two weeks after the suit was filed.

The three-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to post a Title VII notice, provide annual Title VII training for all employees, distribute its anti-discrimination policy to its employees, provide the charging parties with neutral references, and pay $57,000 to be distributed among the four charging parties.

Michele Marxkors - 06/13/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) OCS Group, 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 2004 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
1:04-cv-05947-GBD (S.D.N.Y.) 09/01/2004
EE-NY-0121-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 07/30/2004
EE-NY-0121-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 08/11/2004
EE-NY-0121-0002.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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