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Case Name EEOC v. Futon Factory, Inc. EE-MI-0069
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-00628-RAE ( W.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Detroit office filed this suit on September 16, 2005 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Southern Division. The EEOC alleged that defendant Futon Factory, Inc. subjected the female complainant to a sexually hostile work environment which resulted in ... read more >
The EEOC's Detroit office filed this suit on September 16, 2005 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Southern Division. The EEOC alleged that defendant Futon Factory, Inc. subjected the female complainant to a sexually hostile work environment which resulted in her constructive discharge. After filing, a scheduling conference was held in February of 2006. Two months later, on March 10, 2006, the defendant filed a notice of bankruptcy. Subsequently, the EEOC sought an extension of time for discovery before voluntary dismissing the case on September 21, 2006.

Jason Chester - 08/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Futon Factory, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a female employee
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Case Closing Year 2006
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
1:05-cv-00628-RAE (W.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0069-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/21/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
EE-MI-0069-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/16/2005
Order to Show Cause (W.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0069-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/06/2005
Voluntary Dismissal of EEOC Action by Stipulation (W.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0069-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/21/2006

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