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Case Name EEOC v. GENERAL MOTORS CORP. REGIONAL PERSONNEL ADMINISTRA EE-MI-0070
Docket / Court 98-72707 ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 1998, the Detroit office of the EEOC brought this Title VII and ADEA suit against General Motors Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant failed to promote the charging party based on the charging party's race ( ... read more >
In June 1998, the Detroit office of the EEOC brought this Title VII and ADEA suit against General Motors Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant failed to promote the charging party based on the charging party's race (black) and age (57). The defendant moved for summary judgment, which was granted in part and denied in part. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in April 2000.

The one year consent decree required the defendant to pay the charging party $140,000, refrain from discrimination and retaliation, provide the charging party with neutral references, provide one-on-one training for the supervisor who made the personnel decisions respecting promotions, and post notice of employees' rights regarding anti-discrimination under Title VII and the ADEA.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/02/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) General Motors Corporation
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 2000 - 2001
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
2:98-cv-72707 (E.D. Mich.) 04/20/2000
EE-MI-0070-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree 04/11/2000
EE-MI-0070-0001 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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