Case: EEOC v. THOMSON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, INC.

1:99-cv-00884 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Filed Date: June 15, 1999

Closed Date: Aug. 17, 1999

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Case Summary

In June 1999, the Indianapolis Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Thomson Consumer Electronics Inc. and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union #'s 1424 and 1048 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. It appears from the consent decree that the EEOC alleged a violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The parties soon settled the lawsuit in August 1999 through a consent decree. This decree required the defendants to: pay $3,550,000 to compensate individuals who were given smaller severance packages than younger employees, create a settlement fund of $7,100,000, to post notice of Anti-Discrimination Policy, and to remove all discriminatory language from their collective bargaining agreement. Complainant Thelma Dalton was added to the settlement in August 2000 following a fairness hearing.

Summary Authors

Keri Livingston (11/13/2007)

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1:99-cv-00884

Docket

EEOC v. Thomson Consumer Electronics Inc

Aug. 24, 2000

Aug. 24, 2000

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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Thompson

Aug. 17, 1999

Aug. 17, 1999

Settlement Agreement

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Case Details

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 15, 1999

Closing Date: Aug. 17, 1999

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

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Private Entity/Person

Thomson Consumer Electronics Inc., 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

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: 7110000

Order Duration: 1999 - 2002

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Monitoring

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits