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Case Name EEOC v. BEAUTY ENTERPRISES INC et al EE-CT-0003
Docket / Court 3:01-cv-00378-AHN ( D. Conn. )
State/Territory Connecticut
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2001 the EEOC filed this lawsuit against beauty supply distributors Beauty Enterprises, Inc., AAA Industry Temporaries, Inc., and Essential Temporaries, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, alleging discrimination on the basis of national origin, Hispanic, in ... read more >
In March 2001 the EEOC filed this lawsuit against beauty supply distributors Beauty Enterprises, Inc., AAA Industry Temporaries, Inc., and Essential Temporaries, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, alleging discrimination on the basis of national origin, Hispanic, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964. The suit challenged an English-only policy at the warehouse. Seven of the complainants intervened.

On April 18, 2008, discovery deadlines were set. On August 22, 2008 a Consent Decree was filed for this case, settling the action for certain complainants. The Consent Decree provided for monetary relief in the amount of $220,000, to be divided among ten claimants. Additionally, the Decree ordered the Defendant to refrain from practicing discrimination or retaliation, to hire an Independant Consultant to review the Defendants policies and procedures, to implement employee training, and to establish appropriate complaint resolution procedures. The Defendant will additonally post notice of employee rights, expunge the employment records of claimants, provide a neutral referrence, and return one claimant to her position. Lastly, the Defendant agrees to allow the EEOC access to the facilities, to monitor compliance with the Decree.

Keri Livingston - 05/27/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Position Restored
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) AAA Industry Temporaries, Inc
Beauty Enterprises Inc.
Essential Temporaries, 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 2008 - 2012
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
3:01-cv-00378-AHN (D. Conn.)
EE-CT-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/25/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Ruling on Defendant's Motion for Protective Order (2002 WL 1626163 / 2002 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 13520) (D. Conn.)
EE-CT-0003-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 05/21/2002
Ruling on Defendant's In Limine Motions to Exclude Plaintiff's Experts' Testimony (361 F.Supp.2d 11) (D. Conn.)
EE-CT-0003-0004.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/23/2005
Source: Google Scholar
Ruling and Order on Jury Instructions (2005 WL 2764822) (D. Conn.)
EE-CT-0003-0001.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 10/25/2005
Consent Decree
EE-CT-0003-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/22/2008
Source: District Court
Order (D. Conn.)
EE-CT-0003-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/24/2008
Judges Nevas, Alan Harris Court not on record
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Baldwin, Rosa (Massachusetts)
EE-CT-0003-9000
Bissell, Katherine (New York)
EE-CT-0003-9000
Burstein, Jeffrey C. (New Jersey)
EE-CT-0003-9000
Byron, Robert E. (Connecticut)
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Calafiore, Valeria (New York)
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Chin, Jackson (New York)
EE-CT-0003-9000
Curtin, Nora E. (Florida)
EE-CT-0003-9000
Figueroa, Juan (New York)
EE-CT-0003-9000
Gardner, Barbara E. (Connecticut)
EE-CT-0003-9000
Gomez, Maritza (Florida)
EE-CT-0003-9000
Grossman, Elizabeth (New York)
EE-CT-0003-9000
Lavery, Rachel (New York)
EE-CT-0003-9000
Lizana, Arnold J. (Massachusetts)
EE-CT-0003-9000
Penzel, Markus Landon (Massachusetts)
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Soto-Maldonado, Evette (New York)
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Defendant's Lawyers Collyer, Christine (Connecticut)
EE-CT-0003-9000
Eckert, Brenda A. (Connecticut)
EE-CT-0003-9000
Robinson, Richard C. (Connecticut)
EE-CT-0003-9000
Roche, Brian C. (Connecticut)
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Rojas, Jose M. (Connecticut)
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