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Case Name United States of America v. City of San Antonio, Texas EE-TX-0433
Docket / Court 06-CA-0839 XR ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
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 September 29, 2006, the United States filed a lawsuit under Title VII against the City of San Antonio in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, alleging that the San Antonio Police Department discriminated against a female employee on the basis of her sex and pregnant ... read more >
On September 29, 2006, the United States filed a lawsuit under Title VII against the City of San Antonio in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, alleging that the San Antonio Police Department discriminated against a female employee on the basis of her sex and pregnant condition. Specifically, the United States contended that the Police Department required this employee to assume a limited duty position on the sole basis of her pregnancy, regardless of her ability to work, and failed or refused to take appropriate action to remedy the effects of her discriminatory treatment. The United States sought remedial and injunctive relief.

The EEOC investigated the charge, found reasonable cause to believe that the allegation of sex discrimination was true, attempted unsuccessfully to achieve through conciliation a voluntary resolution of the charge and subsequently referred the matter to the Department of Justice.

On August 7, 2007, the United States and the defendant agreed to enter into a settlement agreement, approved by the district court (Judge Xavier Rodriguez). The agreement required the City to provide live training, or a videotape of the training regarding Title VII's prohibition against pregnancy discrimination including the determination of how and when pregnant employees will be placed on limited-duty assignments because of pregnancy. The City also agreed to pay the female Detective monetary damages.

We have no further information on this case.

Dana Schwarz - 11/08/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Defendant-type
Law-enforcement
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) City of San Antonio
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 Mixed
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 2007 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
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)
5:06-cv-00839 (W.D. Tex.) 08/07/2007
EE-TX-0433-9001 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial 09/29/2006
EE-TX-0433-0001 PDF | Detail
Settlement Agreement 08/07/2007 (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0433-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Rodriguez, Xavier (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0433-0002 | EE-TX-0433-9001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Kim, Wan J. (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0433-0001 | EE-TX-0433-0002
Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0433-0001 | EE-TX-0433-0002 | EE-TX-0433-9001
Paniszczyn, John Francis (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0433-0001 | EE-TX-0433-9001
Wasserman, Carl D (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0433-0001 | EE-TX-0433-0002 | EE-TX-0433-9001
Woodard, Karen D. (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0433-0001 | EE-TX-0433-0002 | EE-TX-0433-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Bernard, Michael Debs (Texas)
EE-TX-0433-0002
Klein, Deborah Lynne (Texas)
EE-TX-0433-9001
Kosanovich, Mark (Texas)
EE-TX-0433-9001
Other Lawyers Gonzales, Alberto (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0433-0001
Sutton, Johnny K. (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0433-0001

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