Case: EEOC v. OCS GROUP INC

1:04-cv-05947 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Filed Date: July 30, 2004

Closed Date: Aug. 11, 2007

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Case Summary

In July 2004, the New York District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against OCS Group, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the four charging parties (Black security guards) on the basis of their race, color, and national origin by paying them less than other lighter-skinned employees who were performing essentially th…

In July 2004, the New York District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against OCS Group, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the four charging parties (Black security guards) on the basis of their race, color, and national origin by paying them less than other lighter-skinned employees who were performing essentially the same work. The parties reached a settlement through a consent decree in August 2004, about two weeks after the suit was filed.

The three-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to post a Title VII notice, provide annual Title VII training for all employees, distribute its anti-discrimination policy to its employees, provide the charging parties with neutral references, and pay $57,000 to be distributed among the four charging parties.

The decree was entered in 2004 and scheduled to last 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (6/13/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:04-cv-05947

Docket

EEOC v. OCS Group Inc

Sept. 1, 2004

Sept. 1, 2004

Docket
1

1:04-cv-05947

Complaint

EEOC v. OCS Group Inc

July 30, 2004

July 30, 2004

Complaint
4

1:04-cv-05947

Consent Decree

EEOC v. OCS Group Inc

Aug. 11, 2004

Aug. 11, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against OCS Group, Inc. Document filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(jjm, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 8/4/2004 (jjm, ). (Entered: 08/02/2004)

July 30, 2004

July 30, 2004

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SUMMONS ISSUED as to OCS Group, Inc. (jjm, ) (Entered: 08/02/2004)

July 30, 2004

July 30, 2004

Case Designated ECF. (jjm, ) (Entered: 08/02/2004)

July 30, 2004

July 30, 2004

2

CONSENT TO Decree. Document filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Santos, Adela) (Entered: 08/09/2004)

Aug. 9, 2004

Aug. 9, 2004

3

INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: counsel are directed to appear for a pretrial conference on 10/6/04 at 9:30 a.m. in courtroom 618, 40 Foley Square, New York, NY. (Signed by Judge George B. Daniels on 8/4/04) (kw, ) (Entered: 08/10/2004)

Aug. 10, 2004

Aug. 10, 2004

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Pretrial Conference set for 10/6/2004 09:30 AM before Judge George B. Daniels. (kw, ) (Entered: 08/10/2004)

Aug. 10, 2004

Aug. 10, 2004

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CONSENT Decree: The EEOC and Defendant desire to settle this action, and therefore do hereby stipulate and consent to the entry of this Decree. (Signed by Judge George B. Daniels on 8/11/04) (kw, ) (Entered: 08/11/2004)

Aug. 11, 2004

Aug. 11, 2004

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Mailed notice of Right to Appeal to Attorney(s) of Record: Elizabeth Anne Grossman, Adela P. Santos. (snu, ) (Entered: 09/01/2004)

Sept. 1, 2004

Sept. 1, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 30, 2004

Closing Date: Aug. 11, 2007

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

OCS Group, Inc. (Manhattan, NY), 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: 57000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Indian