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Case Name EEOC v. BED BATH & BEYOND EE-NJ-0012
Docket / Court 3:06-cv-02371-JAP-TJB ( D.N.J. )
State/Territory New Jersey
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In May 2006, the New York District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the ... read more >
In May 2006, the New York District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the complaining party by denying the complainant modified work assignments and placing her on involuntary leave due to the complainant's pregnancy. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in August 2007 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation provisions, required the defendant to: make compliance reports, allow the EEOC access for monitoring, post and distribute notice of employee rights, provide EEO training, and pay $49,000 to the complaining party. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2010.

Daisy Manning - 05/09/2008
- 06/11/2017


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
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) Bed Bath & Beyond, 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 2007 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2010
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
3:06-cv-02371-JAP-TJB (D.N.J.)
EE-NJ-0012-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/20/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-NJ-0012-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/24/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree [ECF# 16]
EE-NJ-0012-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/20/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]

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