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Case Name EEOC v. CALPINE CORPORATION EE-CA-0068
Docket / Court 3:04-cv-02402-SI ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
EEOC's San Francisco, CA office filed this lawsuit based on Title VII and the Equal Pay Act against the defendant, Calpine Corporation. The case was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco) on 06/17/2004. EEOC alleged on behalf of a female ... read more >
EEOC's San Francisco, CA office filed this lawsuit based on Title VII and the Equal Pay Act against the defendant, Calpine Corporation. The case was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco) on 06/17/2004. EEOC alleged on behalf of a female employee at defendant's Middletown, CA facility that she was subject to less pay than her male counterparts for doing substantially same work. The complainant did not intervene in the lawsuit or file a separate lawsuit.

The defendant requested Early Neutral Evaluation in December, 2004. The parties settled prior to the scheduled ENE session and the case was voluntarily dismissed on 03/23/2005. It is unknown what type of relief was obtained on behalf of EEOC and the individual complainant.

Justin Kanter - 07/02/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
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) Calpine Corporation
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 Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
3:04-cv-02402-SI (N.D. Cal.) 03/23/2005
EE-CA-0068-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 06/17/2004
EE-CA-0068-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation to Dismiss 03/23/2005 (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0068-0002 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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