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Case Name EEOC v. MANAGEMENT RECRUITERS INTERNATIONAL EE-MN-0045
Docket / Court 0:97-cv-00849-PAM-JGL ( D. Minn. )
State/Territory Minnesota
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In early April 1997, the Milwaukee District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Management Recruiters International, Inc., d/b/a Sales Consultants of Minneapolis, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact ... read more >
In early April 1997, the Milwaukee District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Management Recruiters International, Inc., d/b/a Sales Consultants of Minneapolis, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. It appears from an EEOC press release that the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected female employees to a sexually hostile work environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The parties settled immediately, entering into a settlement agreement on the same day that the complaint was filed. The agreement required the defendant to pay $1.3 million to be distributed among eighteen individuals, send letters of apology to each one, post notice of their policy prohibiting sexual harassment, as well as provide sexual harassment training to all managers.

Jennifer Solomon - 08/03/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Apology
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Management Recruiters International, 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 Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 1997 - 2000
Case Closing Year 1997
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)
0:97-cv-00849-PAM-JGL (D. Minn.) 04/18/1997
EE-MN-0045-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Settlement Agreement 04/09/1997
EE-MN-0045-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: District Court
Combined Annual Reports Fiscal Years 1996 - 1998 [Excerpt] 01/01/1998
EE-MN-0045-0001.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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