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State/Territory Connecticut
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
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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 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 Independent Consultant to review the Defendants policies and procedures, to implement employee training, and to establish appropriate complaint resolution procedures. The Defendant was to post notice of employee rights, expunge the employment records of claimants, provide a neutral reference, and return one claimant to her position. Lastly, the Defendant agreed to allow the EEOC access to the facilities, to monitor compliance with the Decree. The remaining intervening claimants also agreed to settle the case a few months later, adopting the terms of the August 22nd Consent Decree. The Consent Decree was to remain in place for five years and the case presumably closed in August of 2013 as no further enforcement activity appeared on the docket.

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Issues and Causes of Action
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Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Neutral/Positive Reference
Position Restored
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
National origin discrimination
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
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 - 2013
Case Closing Year 2013
Case Ongoing No
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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 (D. Conn.)
Plaintiff's Lawyers Baldwin, Rosa (Massachusetts)
Bissell, Katherine (New York)
Burstein, Jeffrey C. (New Jersey)
Byron, Robert E. (Connecticut)
Calafiore, Valeria (New York)
Chin, Jackson (New York)
Curtin, Nora E. (Florida)
Figueroa, Juan (New York)
Gardner, Barbara E. (Connecticut)
Gomez, Maritza (Florida)
Grossman, Elizabeth (New York)
Lavery, Rachel (New York)
Lizana, Arnold J. (Massachusetts)
Penzel, Markus Landon (Massachusetts)
Soto-Maldonado, Evette (New York)
Defendant's Lawyers Collyer, Christine (Connecticut)
Eckert, Brenda A. (Connecticut)
Robinson, Richard C. (Connecticut)
Roche, Brian C. (Connecticut)
Rojas, Jose M. (Connecticut)

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