Class Eligibility

All African Americans and/or Black Financial Services Representatives who were emplyoyed by and/or affiliated with MetLife or affiliated with NELICO (collectively referred to as “MetLife”), at any time between May 15, 2011 and July 1, 2016.

Estimated Amount

Varies

The Simple Claim Form is short and requires limited information. If the you submit the Simple Claim Form by August 28, 2017, you will receive an Expedited Monetary Award check within 45 days after the Claims Submission Deadline. The Expedited Monetary Award will be based on objective factors that include: MetLife Length of Service (“LOS”), period of employment as a Settlement Class Member within the Class Period, and “lateral” status. You will not receive an individualized assessment of your claim.

The Detailed Claim Form is longer and requires more information about your claims and employment at MetLife. If you submit a Detailed Claim Form, you will receive an Election Form along with a notice of the amount of the Expedited Monetary Award. You must then elect whether to accept the Expedited Monetary Award or proceed to an individualized assessment of your legal claims by one or more qualified Neutrals. If you return the Election Form and elect to accept the Expedited Monetary Award, you will receive a check within 21 days of returning the Election Form. If you reject the Expedited Monetary Award and elect an individual assessment, you will have an opportunity to meet with the Neutral(s). The Neutral(s) will then assess your claim and recommend a monetary award based on all available information and the individual facts and circumstances of your claim. There is no guarantee as to the amount of this monetary award. You may receive more or less than the Expedited Monetary Award, or you may receive no award, depending on your claim and losses.

Proof of Purchase

N/A

Case Name

Marcus Creighton, et al. v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Case No. 1:15-cv-08321
District Court for the Southern District of New York

Case Summary

Plaintiff Marcus Creighton filed a representative charge of racial discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on February 11, 2015. On May 15, 2015, he filed a Class Action Complaint alleging that MetLife discriminated on the basis of race against African American and/or Black Financial Services Representatives (“FSRs”) with respect to compensation and various other practices such as account transfers and teaming. Mr. Creighton brought class claims under federal anti-discrimination laws and later amended his complaint to include six additional Plaintiffs: Constance Green, Don Roman, Danielle Sydnor, Darryl Fyall, Charles Swindell and Vernon Hobbs. Together these individuals are called “Named Plaintiffs” because they brought the lawsuit seeking to represent a group (or “class”) of similarly situated African American and/or Black FSRs. The Amended Complaint describes all the claims and can be found at http://www.CreightonSettlement.com or http://www.classactionmetlife.com. The lawsuit is known as Creighton, et al. v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Case No. 15-cv-08321-WHP (S.D.N.Y.).

MetLife denied and continues to deny all of the allegations and claims asserted in this lawsuit, including alleged liability under federal anti-discrimination laws, and denies that the Named Plaintiffs or Settlement Class Members are entitled to any relief. The Court has not made and will not make any determination on the merits of this matter or decide who is right and who is wrong. By entering into the proposed Settlement, MetLife does not admit any wrongdoing. The Settlement resolves claims of race, color, national origin, or ethnicity discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in compensation and other terms and conditions of employment, including claims brought or that could have been brought in the lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e, et seq., and 42 U.S.C. § 1981, as well as state and local anti-discrimination laws.

The Court has reviewed the Settlement and has approved it as being fair, adequate, and reasonable. The Court has authorized the Claims Administrator to distribute this Notice regarding the Settlement, and the settlement process described below will begin.

Settlement Pool

$32,000,000

Deadline

08/28/2017

Contact

Creighton v. MetLife Settlement Claims Administrator P.O. Box 43480 Providence, RI 02940-3480 1-866-680-6128 CreightonSettlement@kccllc.com

21 responses to “MetLife Employee Discrimination Class Action Settlement”

  1. Diannamonteiro193@gmail.com says:

    Insurance beneficiary and replyin2015 2016

  2. TRAMAINE HENDERSON says:

    Was discriminated against but unable to send a claim form.

    ADMIN – Hi Tramaine,

    What is hindering you?

    • JESSICA KIMLA says:

      It won’t let me fill out a claim form

      ADMIN – Hi Jessica,

      For assistance contact the class action administrator.

      • Vivian Adkins says:

        How can I apply? I can’t get through to your phone number. It’s sad how bad Met Life treated me. I want to join the settlement Pool.

        ADMIN – Hi Vivian,

        File a claim. Easy Peasy

    • Melanie Sardin says:

      I am trying to submit a claim form. I worked at MetLife from 11/14–6/15

      ADMIN – Hi Melanie,

      What is hindering your submission.

  3. cheryl kennedy says:

    paid my policy still was drop because i file a disable claim and owe then money

  4. victor mcfadden says:

    n/a

  5. Vida Griffin says:

    I have bank Statements from 2-18-16- 03-21-17 May I still have a claim form.

    ADMIN – Hi Vida,

    What do you plan to prove with a bank statement in relationship to a race discrimination settlement?

  6. jennifer griffin says:

    Where do i get claim number to log in to submit claim form?

    ADMIN – Hi Jennifer,

    You can contact the administrator

    Creighton v. MetLife Settlement Claims Administrator
    P.O. Box 43480
    Providence, RI 02940-3434
    1-866-680-6128
    CreightonSettlement@kccllc.com

  7. Stephanie brown says:

    Ruse on the phone, when inquring about the insurance

  8. Shantrail Morris says:

    I am unable to complete the claim form. Please assist.

    ADMIN – Hi Shantrail

    I can’t help you. Reach out to the class action administrator.

  9. Lynntoya says:

    I worked for a company and we file our disability claims thru them. Would I be able to file?

    ADMIN – Hi Lynntoya,

    Refer to the section titled class eligibility.

  10. Donna Thomas says:

    I am unable to sign in to fill out the form.
    Can I get some assistance please
    Thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Donna,

    We don’t provide assistance, just information.

  11. Teressa C Roberson Harrison says:

    I worked for the company and was laid off in December and was advised they didn’t have to provide a reason I was on no steps of discipline and there for 5 yrs

    • Teressa C Roberson Harrison says:

      Do you need w2 or will your tax returns be acceptable?

      ADMIN – Hi Teressa,

      I think they know that you worked there regardless.

  12. Vivian Adkins says:

    Please help I need to file a claim. I have been discriminated against by Met Life. Please help

    ADMIN – Hi Vivian,

    The claim form is simple. If you were qualified to work for MetLife you should also have the competencies to file a claim electronically. Click on the link that reads file a claim and get started.

  13. Jacqueline taylor says:

    I need a form please. I was denied coverage.

    ADMIN – Hi Jacqueline,

    Contact the class action administrator.

  14. Carla Sirmans says:

    It is saying code doesn’t work. I was discriminated against on price. A friend and I had the same coverage amount and mine was actually higher.

    ADMIN – Hi Carla,

    This settlement is not about coverage, is about employment.

    • Amber Watson says:

      I Need A form sent to my address it will not let me do it online

      ADMIN – Hi Amber,

      I can’t send you anything. I am not the class action administrator.

  15. rosemarie moore says:

    i WAS ALSO DENIED COVERAGE. THE NURSE CAME TO MY HOME AND I NEVER GOT LETTER STATING THE REASON FOR DENYING MY COVERAGE.

  16. Tonaka Gill says:

    I was treated different because I was African American when I got denied coverage.

    ADMIN – Hi Tonaka,

    This is not related to coverage. it is related to employment and promotions.

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