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Case Name EEOC v. EAGLE CONTRACTING INC EE-IN-0039
Docket / Court 1:06-cv-00326-RLM-RBC ( N.D. Ind. )
State/Territory Indiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006, the Indianapolis office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Eagle Contracting Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant by discharging the claimant because of her ... read more >
In September 2006, the Indianapolis office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Eagle Contracting Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant by discharging the claimant because of her pregnancy. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in February 2007.

The five year consent decree required the defendant to pay the claimant $30,000 in damages and attorney's fees; refrain from discrimination and retaliation; post notice; provide training for owners, managers, and supervisors; notify employees with hiring and firing authority that pregnancy is not a factor that can be in the employment decision; submit reports to the EEOC about compliance and discharges of pregnant women; and allow the EEOC to review its compliance with the decree.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/12/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Eagle Contracting 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 - 2012
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)
1:06-cv-00326-RLM-RBC (N.D. Ind.) 02/21/2007
EE-IN-0039-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/26/2006
EE-IN-0039-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 02/21/2007
EE-IN-0039-0002.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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