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{YOUR NAME},†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† )††††††††††† EEOC No. †††††††††††††{YOUR

Complainant,††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† )††††††††††† Agency No.†††††††† INFORMATION}

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Carlos M. Gutierrez,†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† )††††††††††

Secretary,†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† )

U.S. Department of Commerce,††††† ††††††††††† )

††††††††††† Agency.†††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† )

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††††††††††† COMPLAINANTíS MOTION TO REMAND COMPLAINT TO AGENCY

††††††††††† ††††††††††† EEO OFFICE TO HOLD CASE IN ABEYANCE

 

 

††††††††††† The Complainant hereby moves that her/his requested hearing be dismissed without

 

prejudice and remanded to the Agency to hold this matter in abeyance, until the Federal

 

District Court issues a decision regarding certification of the related class complaint,

 

Janet Howard et al. v. Carlos Gutierrez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce (U.S.

 

District Court, District of Columbia, No. 05-1968).

 

1.                  On October 5, 2005, Janet Howard and other current and former

 

employees of the Agency filed a class complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District

 

of Columbia.This class complaint alleges race discrimination and retaliation against a

 

class of all current and former African-American employees at the Agency concerning

 

promotional opportunities, job assignments, training, compensation, bonuses,

 

evaluations, awards, other benefits or conditions of employment, as well as retaliation

 

and a hostile work environment for African-American and Caucasian employees.

To read the entire 58 page document, the link is:

 

http://www.nydclaw.com/finalcommerceclassactioncomplaint10-04-05.pdf

 

2.                  Complainantís accepted bases and claims are well within the scope of the

 

class action complaint, particularly the italicized portions of No. 1, above.The bases on

 

which the complaint rests are race (African-American) and {INSERT WHATEVER

 

IS APPROPRIATE TO YOUR CASE}

 

3.                  As demonstrated in the class action complaint, Complainant raised similar

 

issues involving cash awards, performance appraisals and conditions or benefits of

 

employment.

 

4.                  EEOC Administrative Judge Joel Kravetz referred to a Commission decision

 

that claims need only be substantially similar, not identical, in order to be considered related

 

to the class complaint at issue.Accordingly, he ordered that the hearing request be dismissed

 

without prejudice andremanded to the Agency to hold the matter in abeyance.He also

 

stated that similar orders would be issued in other administrative EEO complaints affected by

 

the Howard class complaint.†† See April 25, 2006Re: Janet Howard-Notice of Dismissal

 

Without Prejudice athttp://www.feldf.com/Dismissal.pdf

 

 

 

††††††††††† To conclude, the Complainant requests that the instant case be dismissed without

 

prejudice and remanded to the Agency to hold in abeyance, until a decision issues

 

determining certification of the related class action complaint.

 

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Respectfully submitted,

 

 

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††††††† YOUR NAME††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† )††††††††††† EEOC No. †††YOUR INFORMATION

††††††††††† Complainant,††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† )††††††††††† Agency No.††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† )

††††††††††† ††††††††††† v.†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† )††††††††††† Administrative Judge:

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† )††††††††††† Carlos M. Gutierrez,††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† )

Secretary,†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† )

U.S. Department of Commerce,††††† ††††††††††† )

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††††††††††† IT IS ORDERED that Complainantís Motion to Remand the Complaint to the

 

Agency EEO Office to Hold the Case in Abeyance, pending decision regarding

 

certification in the related Howard class action complaint, is granted.

 

 

 

 

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I, YOUR NAME, hereby certify that the Complainantís Motion to Remand the Complaint to the Agency EEO Office to Hold the Case in Abeyance, was sent this date to the following:

 

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††††††††††† ††††††††††† U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Washington Field Office

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††††††††††† ††††††††††† Washington, DC 20705-1002

 

 

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