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Case Name EEOC v. LEW LIEBERBAUM & CO., INC. EE-NY-0090
Docket / Court 97 CIV. 5166 ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In July 1997, the New York District Office of the EEOC brought suit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Lew Lieberbaum & Co., a Manhattan securities brokerage. The suit alleged that the Lew Lieberbaum violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by subjecting African- ... read more >
In July 1997, the New York District Office of the EEOC brought suit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Lew Lieberbaum & Co., a Manhattan securities brokerage. The suit alleged that the Lew Lieberbaum violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by subjecting African-American and female employees to racial and sexual harassment, failing to promote African-American and female employees, and retaliating against those who complained.

The case was resolved in April of 1998 with a consent decree that awarded a total of $1.75 million to the alleged victims. This decree additionally required the Defendant to post notice of the consent decree, to require additional sexual harassment training for its employees, and to refrain from future discrimination or retaliation.

Keri Livingston - 06/03/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Pay / Benefits
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Lew Lieberbaum & Co., Inc.
Lew Lieberbaum & Co., 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 1998 - 2001
Case Closing Year 1998
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)
1:97-cv-05166-JGK-RLE (S.D.N.Y.) 03/30/2000
EE-NY-0090-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 04/13/1998
EE-NY-0090-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: District Court
Combined Annual Reports Fiscal Years 1996 - 1998 12/12/2002
EE-NY-0090-0001.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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