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Case Name EEOC v. FIRST STUDENT INC EE-MS-0018
Docket / Court 3:06-cv-00539-HTW-LRA ( S.D. Miss. )
State/Territory Mississippi
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
EEOC's Birmingham, AL and Jackson, MS offices jointly filed this race discrimination lawsuit against the defendant, First Student, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (Jackson) on 9/29/2006. First Student, Inc., part of First America Group, Inc., a ... read more >
EEOC's Birmingham, AL and Jackson, MS offices jointly filed this race discrimination lawsuit against the defendant, First Student, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (Jackson) on 9/29/2006. First Student, Inc., part of First America Group, Inc., a transportation services provider, is a private contractor that transports more than 1 million students for more than 500 school systems nationwide. EEOC alleged on behalf of a black employee at the defendant's Canton, MS facility that he was subject to less pay for performing the same work as a similarly situated white employee. The employee did not intervene the lawsuit.

The lawsuit was resolved on 1/31/2007 with a 3-year consent decree. The 3-item docket does not record any procedural events that took place before the entry of the decree.

Under the decree, the defendant was required to pay the employee $20,224.00 in back pay. It was also required to provide neutral reference for the employee. Additionally, the defendant was prohibited from racial discrimination or retaliation. The defendant was required to provide annual training for all of its employees in Mississippi, post notices about its revised EEO policies and the settlement of this lawsuit. The defendant also agreed to distribute its EEO policies and report to the EEOC about compliance with the above non-monetary obligations.

Justin Kanter - 06/17/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) First Student, Inc.
First Student, 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 2007 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
3:06-cv-00539-HTW-LRA (S.D. Miss.) 01/31/2007
EE-MS-0018-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2006
EE-MS-0018-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 01/31/2007
EE-MS-0018-0002.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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