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Case Name EEOC v. COTT BEVERAGES USA, INC. EE-NC-0024
Docket / Court 5:00-cv-00694-F ( E.D.N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
This case was brought by the Charlotte District Office in the Eastern District of North Carolina. The defendant was Cott Beverage USA, a company that produces and distributes a wide variety of carbonated beverages. The EEOC brought its claim in September of 2000 alleging violations of the Equal ... read more >
This case was brought by the Charlotte District Office in the Eastern District of North Carolina. The defendant was Cott Beverage USA, a company that produces and distributes a wide variety of carbonated beverages. The EEOC brought its claim in September of 2000 alleging violations of the Equal Pay Act and Title VII as a result of the company paying its only female supervisor wages that were lower than those paid to the males.

The case was settled with a consent decree in January 2001. The complainant received damages in the amount of $15,569. The three year consent decree required a one-time training program, posting of notice, and semi-annual reporting requirements.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/18/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
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. § 2000e
Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
Defendant(s) Cott Beverage USA, 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 - 2004
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)
5:00-cv-00694-F (E.D.N.C.) 05/20/2003
EE-NC-0024-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/20/2000
EE-NC-0024-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 01/30/2001
EE-NC-0024-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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