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Case Name EEOC v. YALE SCIENTIFIC INC. EE-AL-0090
Docket / Court 2:96-cv-03385-SLB ( N.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In December 1996, the Birmingham Office of the EEOC brought this suit in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Alabama. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the Memorandum Opinion that the complaint ... read more >
In December 1996, the Birmingham Office of the EEOC brought this suit in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Alabama. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the Memorandum Opinion that the complaint alleged the defendant discriminated against the three charging parties, female employees, on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the Opinion indicates the defendant allegedly subjected the three charging parties to a sexually hostile work environment consisting of unwelcome sexual comments, touching, and requests for sexual favors, resulting in the constructive discharge of two of the charging parties and alleged retaliatory actions resulting in the discharge of the third charging party. The defendant appeared in court in April 1997 moving to extend time to answer but they never appeared before the court again. In May 1997 the court entered a default judgment against the defendant. The Court's order found not enough evidence was presented to sustain the retaliation claim, but the other claims were sufficiently proven. The Order required the defendant to pay $133,701.53 to be divided between the three charging parties.

Daisy Manning - 10/04/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Pay / Benefits
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) Yale Scientific, 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
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
2:96-cv-03385-SLB (N.D. Ala.) 03/31/2000
EE-AL-0090-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum Opinion 03/31/2000 (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0090-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 03/31/2000 (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0090-0002 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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