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Case Name EEOC v. American Industrial Sales Corp EE-NY-0133
Docket / Court 6:06-cv-06426-MAT-JWF ( W.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The New York and Boston offices of the EEOC brought this suit against American Industrial Sales Corp., d/b/a RAK Industries, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York in August 2006. The complaint alleged that the company's owner, president and vice president subjected ... read more >
The New York and Boston offices of the EEOC brought this suit against American Industrial Sales Corp., d/b/a RAK Industries, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York in August 2006. The complaint alleged that the company's owner, president and vice president subjected the complainant and a class of other similarly situated individuals to sexual harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. More specifically, American Industrial Sales Corp. allegedly subjected the complainant to a hostile work environment and constructively discharged the complainant and other similarly situated individuals by subjecting them to the hostile work environment. The suit was referred to a magistrate judge and subsequently referred to mediation. As of April 22, 2008, the mediation was ongoing.

Justin Kanter - 05/28/2008


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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
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) American Industrial Sales Corp.
American Industrial Sales Corp.
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 None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Case Ongoing Yes
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Docket(s)
6:06-cv-06426-MAT-JWF (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0133-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/13/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-NY-0133-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/23/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Feldman, Jonathan W. (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0133-9000
Telesca, Michael Anthony (W.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0133-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Grossman, Elizabeth (New York)
EE-NY-0133-9000
Malloy, Margaret Ann (New York)
EE-NY-0133-9000
Palacios, Rosa Liliana (Massachusetts)
EE-NY-0133-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Harrigan, Christopher J. (New York)
EE-NY-0133-9000
Heary, Robert P. (New York)
EE-NY-0133-9000
Oppenheimer, Laurence (New York)
EE-NY-0133-9000

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