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Allen v. Avon Products

55 FEP Cases 1662 (1988)

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Allen v. Avon Products

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

55 FEP Cases 1662 (1988)

Facts

Lorraine Allen (plaintiff) was an employee at Avon Products, Inc. (Avon) (defendant). On January 28, 1972, Avon fired Allen. On August 29, 1972, Allen filed a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), contending that Avon committed sex discrimination by firing her. Allen filed the claim with the EEOC 215 days after she was fired by Avon. The EEOC forwarded the claim to the New York State Division of Human Rights (agency), the state agency responsible for investigating discrimination claims. On August 31, 1972, the agency acknowledged receipt of Allen’s papers from the EEOC. Later, on July 1, 1981, the EEOC issued Allen a right-to-sue letter. On September 29, 1981, Allen filed a complaint in federal court, asserting that Avon violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). Avon filed a motion for summary judgment.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Kram, J.)

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