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Case Name EEOC v. PRAXAIR SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. EE-MO-0066
Docket / Court 4:00-cv-00092-FJG ( W.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Kansas City office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, against Praxair Surface Technologies, INC. The complaint, filed in January 2000, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
The Kansas City office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, against Praxair Surface Technologies, INC. The complaint, filed in January 2000, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that Defendant failed to promote the charging party to a position, for which she was qualified, because of her sex. In February 2001, Defendant moved for summary judgment, but in March 2001, the motion was denied.

In May 2001, the parties settled and agreed to a consent decree. The decree, which was good for 2 years, included non-discrimination and non-retaliation provisions, and required Defendant to pay a total of $30,200. Defendant also agreed to post copies of a non-discrimination notice in locations publicly visible to all employees, and to offer leadership training on an annual basis during the fourth quarter of 2001 and 2002. Additionally, Defendant would, within thirty days of a complaint of sex discrimination made by any employee, provide written notification to the EEOC.

Elizabeth Glassman - 05/31/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc.
Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
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 2001 - 2003
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
4:00-cv-00092-FJG (W.D. Mo.) 06/04/2001
EE-MO-0066-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 01/27/2000
EE-MO-0066-0001 PDF | Detail
Order [Dismissing a Specific Allegation with Prejudice] 02/07/2001 (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0066-0006 PDF | Detail
Order [Denying Motion for S/J] 03/15/2001 (2001 WL 857213 / 2001 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 7084) (W.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0066-0007 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Consent Decree 06/04/2001
EE-MO-0066-0011 PDF | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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