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Case Name EEOC v. JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC. EE-TX-0181
Docket / Court 4:03-cv-00619 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Houston District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern Division of Texas, against Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. The complaint, filed in February 2003, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal ... read more >
The Houston District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern Division of Texas, against Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. The complaint, filed in February 2003, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act.

The case settled and a consent decree was signed in May 2003. The decree, which was valid for three years, provided that Defendant would post a non-discrimination notice, provide annual non-discrimination training for all employees, and required Defendant to state that it was an equal opportunity employer when recruiting and placing job advertisements. Defendant was also required to provide annual reports to the EEOC regarding charges and internal complaints of sex discrimination.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/08/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Discrimination Prohibition
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria
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) Jacobs Engineering Group, 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 2003 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
4:03-cv-00619 (S.D. Tex.) 05/06/2003
EE-TX-0181-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order of Dismissal on Settlement Announcement 04/17/2003 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0181-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 05/06/2003
EE-TX-0181-0002.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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