Case: EEOC v. APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES fka BEARINGS, INC.

8:01-cv-01075 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: June 6, 2001

Closed Date: June 8, 2001

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Case Summary

In June 2001, the Miami District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. and related businesses in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("ADEA"). Specifically, the defendant discriminated against the two charging parties, well-qualified male employees over the age of forty, by laying them off or terminating them on the basis of their age and replacing them with younger individuals. The parties settled through a consent decree merely two days after the complaint was filed.

The three-year decree, containing a non-discrimination clause, required the defendant to: provide annual ADEA training for its managers in the state of Florida, post an ADEA notice, report to the EEOC on age discrimination complaints annually, and pay $600,000 to establish a claimant fund to settle potential age discrimination claims.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (6/14/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

EEOC v. Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. f/k/a Applied Industrial Technologies-Dixie, Inc.

Jan. 23, 2002 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. f/k/a Applied Industrial Technologies-Dixie, Inc.

June 6, 2001 Complaint
2

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. f/k/a Applied Industrial Technologies-Dixie, Inc.

June 8, 2001 Settlement Agreement

EEOC Annual Report

EEOC v. Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. f/k/a Applied Industrial Technologies-Dixie, Inc.

No Court

Sept. 30, 2002 Press Release

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; injunctive relief sought; jury demand (plk) (Entered: 06/07/2001)

June 6, 2001

MAGISTRATE JUDGE CASE ASSIGNMENT Magistrate assigned: Elizabeth A. Jenkins (plk) (Entered: 06/07/2001)

June 6, 2001

Proposed consent decree received (plk) (Entered: 06/07/2001)

June 6, 2001

CASE CLOSED. (jlh) (Entered: 06/11/2001)

June 8, 2001
3

MOTION by EEOC with memorandum in support for approval of distribution of monetary award (rm) (Entered: 01/22/2002)

Jan. 18, 2002
4

ORDER granting [3-1] motion for approval of distribution of monetary award (Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara) ctc (rm) (Entered: 01/24/2002)

Jan. 23, 2002

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 6, 2001

Closing Date: June 8, 2001

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

Applied Industrial Technologies-Dixie, Inc. (Tampa Florida), Private Entity/Person

Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. (Tampa, FL), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

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: 600000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits