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Case Name EEOC v. LANDIS PLASTICS, INC. EE-NY-0088
Docket / Court 5:00-cv-01874-GJD ( N.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 Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, against Landis Plastics, Inc., an industrial manufacturer with plants in New York, Illinois and Indiana. According to the EEOC Press Release, the complaint and the consent decree ... read more >
The New York Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, against Landis Plastics, Inc., an industrial manufacturer with plants in New York, Illinois and Indiana. According to the EEOC Press Release, the complaint and the consent decree were filed simultaneously in December of 2000. The complaint alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the charging parties had been denied jobs or promotions at the company's operating plant in New York, and that female employees were placed in lower paid positions.

The decree provided that the Defendant would pay a total of $782,000 to a class of 30 female employees. Additionally, the decree provided for the establishment of a monetary fund to compensate other victims of discrimination. Lastly, this decree required the defendant to: post notice of the resolution of this case, publish an anti-discrimination policy, provide training to all employees and publicly post all open positions and promotion opportunities, including by publishing the positions in the local paper and advertising as an "equal opportunity employer".

A dispute about the claims process followed settlement, and the consent decree was modified with respect to the notice and claims provisions in July 2001. Decision on contested claims was made by a magistrate judge in November 2001, who found for the claimants.

Keri Livingston - 06/20/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discipline
Hiring
Pay / Benefits
Promotion
Training
Discrimination-basis
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) Landis Plastics, 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 2000 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2000
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
5:00-cv-01874-GJD (N.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0088-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/03/2004
General Documents
EEOC Press Release
EE-NY-0088-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/06/2000
Source: EEOC.gov
Consent Decree [Unsigned]
EE-NY-0088-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/08/2000
Source: EEOC Regional Office
Order Modifying Final Consent Decree (N.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0088-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/06/2001

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