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Case Name EEOC v. APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES fka BEARINGS, INC. EE-FL-0005
Docket / Court 8:01-cv-01075-RAL ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 2001, the Miami District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. and related businesses in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("ADEA"). ... read more >
In June 2001, the Miami District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. and related businesses in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("ADEA"). Specifically, the defendant discriminated against the two charging parties, well-qualified male employees over the age of forty, by laying them off or terminating them on the basis of their age and replacing them with younger individuals. The parties settled through a consent decree merely two days after the complaint was filed.

The three-year decree, containing a non-discrimination clause, required the defendant to: provide annual ADEA training for its managers in the state of Florida, post an ADEA notice, report to the EEOC on age discrimination complaints annually, and pay $600,000 to establish a claimant fund to settle potential age discrimination claims.

Michele Marxkors - 06/14/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Applied Industrial Technologies-Dixie, Inc.
Applied Industrial Technologies, 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 2001 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
8:01-cv-01075-RAL (M.D. Fla.) 01/23/2002
EE-FL-0005-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 06/06/2001
EE-FL-0005-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 06/08/2001
EE-FL-0005-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Annual Report 09/30/2002
EE-FL-0005-0003.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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