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Case Name United States of America v. The Sheriff of Hampshire County and the Hampshire County Commission EE-WV-0006
Docket / Court 3:98-cv-00084-WCB ( N.D. W. Va. )
State/Territory West Virginia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On December 11, 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Hampshire County under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. The U.S. sought injunctive and monetary relief, alleging that the defendant ... read more >
On December 11, 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Hampshire County under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. The U.S. sought injunctive and monetary relief, alleging that the defendant participated in employment discrimination on the basis of gender.

Specifically, the U.S. alleged that the Sheriff of Hampshire County, in his official capacity, systematically discriminated against women in hiring for positions as jailers.

On October 5, 1999, the district court (Judge W. Craig Broadwater) entered an order that approved the Settlement Agreement which awarded damages to the plaintiff and enforced non-discriminatory practices in future jailor hiring. Each party bore its own costs and expenses, including attorney's fees.

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Jane Wu - 11/27/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Defendant-type
Corrections
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Hampshire County
Plaintiff Description U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of a female employee
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1999 - 2001
Case Closing Year 1999
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
3:98-cv-00084-WCB (N.D. W. Va.) 02/16/2000
EE-WV-0006-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 12/11/1998
EE-WV-0006-0001.pdf | Detail
Agreement 09/30/1999
EE-WV-0006-0002.pdf | Detail
Judges Broadwater, W. Craig (N.D. W. Va.)
EE-WV-0006-0002 | EE-WV-0006-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Altmeyer, Helen Campbell (West Virginia)
EE-WV-0006-0002 | EE-WV-0006-9000
Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)
EE-WV-0006-0001 | EE-WV-0006-0002
Gregory, Claire L. (District of Columbia)
EE-WV-0006-0001 | EE-WV-0006-0002 | EE-WV-0006-9000
Johnson, Michael W. (District of Columbia)
EE-WV-0006-0002 | EE-WV-0006-9000
Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)
EE-WV-0006-0002
Wilmoth, William D. (West Virginia)
EE-WV-0006-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Hare, Glenn P (West Virginia)
EE-WV-0006-0002 | EE-WV-0006-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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