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Case Name EEOC v. SHAW ENVIRONMENTAL INC EE-MO-0079
Docket / Court 4:06-cv-01063-RWS ( E.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In July 2006, the Saint Louis District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against the nuclear clean-up companies Environmental Dimensions, Inc. and Shaw Environmental, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, and ... read more >
In July 2006, the Saint Louis District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against the nuclear clean-up companies Environmental Dimensions, Inc. and Shaw Environmental, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendants subjected the complainant to a number of adverse work conditions in retaliation for her complaints of discrimination while working at another industry in the business. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in October 2007 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: report on complaints and make other compliance reports, allow access to the EEOC for monitoring, develop its anti-discrimination policy, post notice of employee rights, provide EEO training, and pay $45,000 to the complaining party and her attorney.

David Friedman - 05/12/2008


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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
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Environmental Dimensions, Inc.
Shaw Environmental, Inc.
Stone & Webster, 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 - 2009
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)
4:06-cv-01063-RWS (E.D. Mo.) 11/08/2007
EE-MO-0079-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 07/17/2006
EE-MO-0079-0001.pdf | Detail
Complaint [Plaintiff-Intervenor] 10/23/2006
EE-MO-0079-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff/Intervenor's First Amended Complaint 01/17/2007
EE-MO-0079-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Complaint [EEOC] 05/04/2007
EE-MO-0079-0004.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree [Shaw] 09/18/2007
EE-MO-0079-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 10/01/2007
EE-MO-0079-0005.pdf | Detail
Memorandum and Order [re: Dismissal] 11/08/2007 (E.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0079-0006.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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