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Case Name EEOC v. AMERICA'S BEST CONTACTS AND EYEGLASSES, INC. EE-MN-0002
Docket / Court 06-CV-3731 MJD/AJB ( D. Minn. )
State/Territory Minnesota
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006, the EEOC's Chicago District Office filed suit against America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses in United States District Court, District of Minnesota. The suit alleged that an employee of the defendant was disciplined, denied full-time employment, and ultimately discharged because of ... read more >
In September 2006, the EEOC's Chicago District Office filed suit against America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses in United States District Court, District of Minnesota. The suit alleged that an employee of the defendant was disciplined, denied full-time employment, and ultimately discharged because of her age, in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

The case was resolved in October 2007 by consent judgment. The consent decree awarded the charging party $40,000, and also included injunctive relief. America's Best was ordered to post anti-discrimination laws, to institute anti-discrimination training, and to report to the EEOC any future incidents of alleged age discrimination. The settlement term was 2 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Jason Chester - 05/20/2008
- 06/12/2017


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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
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, 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 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2009
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  Smith Barney Gender Discrimination
https://www.lieffcabraser.com/employment/smith-barney/
Date: August 2008
By: Outten & Golden
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  Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Date: Mar. 1, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Faculty)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
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  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
Date: Apr. 1, 2001
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School Faculty)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
0:06-cv-03731-MJD-AJB (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/16/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1-1]
EE-MN-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/15/2006
Consent Decree
EE-MN-0002-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/16/2007

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