Case: EEOC v. BED BATH & BEYOND

3:06-cv-02371 | U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Filed Date: May 25, 2006

Closed Date: 2010

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Case Summary

In May 2006, the New York District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the complaining party by denying the complainant modified work assignments and placing her on involuntary leave due to the complainant's pregn…

In May 2006, the New York District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the complaining party by denying the complainant modified work assignments and placing her on involuntary leave due to the complainant's pregnancy. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in August 2007 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation provisions, required the defendant to: make compliance reports, allow the EEOC access for monitoring, post and distribute notice of employee rights, provide EEO training, and pay $49,000 to the complaining party. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2010.

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Daisy Manning (5/9/2008)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:06-cv-02371

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc.

Aug. 20, 2007

Aug. 20, 2007

Docket
1

3:06-cv-02371

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc.

May 24, 2006

May 24, 2006

Complaint
16

3:06-cv-02371

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc.

Aug. 20, 2007

Aug. 20, 2007

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 5, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against BED BATH & BEYOND, INC. , filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION.(ce3) (Entered: 05/25/2006)

May 24, 2006

May 24, 2006

Summons Issued as to BED BATH & BEYOND, INC..(Mailed to Counsel)Days Due - 20. (ce3) (Entered: 05/25/2006)

May 25, 2006

May 25, 2006

2

ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Joel A. Pisano for all further proceedings. Judge Mary L. Cooper no longer assigned to case Signed by Judge Garrett E. Brown, Jr. on 8/7/2006. (ss, ) (Entered: 08/08/2006)

Aug. 7, 2006

Aug. 7, 2006

3

Notice of Call for dismissal Pursuant to Rule 4 (m; Ret'ble 9/11/06 (ck ) (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006

Aug. 31, 2006

4

AFFIDAVIT of Service for Complaint and returned Waiver of Service retur served on Defendant's represent, Mr. Wilck on 08/16/2006, filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Waiver of)(RANIS, MICHAEL) (Entered: 09/08/2006)

Sept. 8, 2006

Sept. 8, 2006

5

STIPULATION (Joint) to Extend Time for Defendant to Answer Complaint by BED BATH & BEYOND, INC.. (NUCCIO, JOSEPH) (Entered: 10/05/2006)

Oct. 5, 2006

Oct. 5, 2006

6

STIPULATION & ORDER granting extension of time for hte dft. to answer 1 Complaint to 11/20/06. (Clerk's Note: Counsel's Attention is called to Local Civil Rule 6.1(b) in re: Other than the Clerk's extension, any other proposed extension of time must be presented to the Court. Documetn 5 should not have been e-filed but sent directly to the Magistrate Judge) . Signed by Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 10/6/06. (ck, ) (Entered: 10/10/2006)

Oct. 10, 2006

Oct. 10, 2006

7

STIPULATION & ORDER granting extension of time for the defendant to answer re 1 Complaint to 12/4/06. Signed by Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 11/16/06. (ck, ) (Entered: 11/16/2006)

Nov. 16, 2006

Nov. 16, 2006

8

ANSWER to Complaint by BED BATH & BEYOND, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Certification pursuant to Local Civil Rule 11.2# 2 Certificate of Service)(NUCCIO, JOSEPH) (Entered: 12/04/2006)

Dec. 4, 2006

Dec. 4, 2006

9

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by BED BATH & BEYOND, INC. re 8 Answer to Complaint and Local Rule 11.2 Certification (NUCCIO, JOSEPH) (Entered: 12/04/2006)

Dec. 4, 2006

Dec. 4, 2006

10

ORDER Scheduling a rule 16 Conference set for 2/26/2007 2:30 PM in Trenton - Courtroom 6E before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni.Signed by Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 12/8/06. (Attachments: # 1 ADR MEMO)(mm) (Entered: 12/08/2006)

Dec. 8, 2006

Dec. 8, 2006

Reset Hearings: Scheduling a rule 16 Conference set for 3/12/2007 2:00 PM in Trenton - Courtroom 6E before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. (mm) (Entered: 12/18/2006)

Dec. 18, 2006

Dec. 18, 2006

Reset Hearings: Scheduling a rule 16 Conference set for 5/4/2007 3:00 PM in Trenton - Courtroom 6E before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. (mm) (Entered: 03/20/2007)

March 20, 2007

March 20, 2007

12

Letter SCHEDULING ORDER re scheduling conference, Signed by Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 3/26/07 (DH) (Entered: 03/27/2007)

March 26, 2007

March 26, 2007

Reset Hearings: Scheduling a rule 16 Conference set for 5/21/2007 2:00 PM in Trenton - Courtroom 6E before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. (mm) (Entered: 04/27/2007)

April 27, 2007

April 27, 2007

13

Letter from Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (SANTOS, ADELA) (Entered: 06/05/2007)

June 5, 2007

June 5, 2007

14

LETTER ORDER SETING CASE MANAGEMENT/SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE FOR 8/13/2007 @ 10:00AM with certain instructions for counsel Signed by Judge Joel A. Pisano on 6/27/2007. (ss, ) (Entered: 06/28/2007)

June 28, 2007

June 28, 2007

COUNSEL FOR PARTIES MUST BE PRESENT: Reset Hearings/Case Management & Settlement Conference set for 9/6/2007 09:30 AM before Judge Joel A. Pisano. (DS) (Entered: 08/01/2007)

Aug. 1, 2007

Aug. 1, 2007

CLERK'S NOTE: Case Management/Settlement Conference set for 9/6/07 at 9:30 a.m. will be ADJOURNED (parties stipulate to settle case). (DS) (Entered: 08/10/2007)

Aug. 10, 2007

Aug. 10, 2007

15

Letter from EEOC with Proposed Consent Decree Enclosed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Consent Decree)(BATOG, KONRAD) (Entered: 08/17/2007)

Aug. 17, 2007

Aug. 17, 2007

16

ORDER APPROVING CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Judge Joel A. Pisano on 8/20/07. (ck, ) (Entered: 08/20/2007)

Aug. 20, 2007

Aug. 20, 2007

Case Details

State / Territory: New Jersey

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 25, 2006

Closing Date: 2010

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (Bridgewater, New Jersey), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 49000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits