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Case Name EEOC v. PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS LLP EE-TX-0283
Docket / Court 3:99-cv-01439 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 1999, the Dallas office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Pricewaterhouse Coopers Investment Advisors LLP f/k/a Cooper & Lybrand in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The complaint alleged that the defendant demoted and discharged the claimant due to ... read more >
In June 1999, the Dallas office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Pricewaterhouse Coopers Investment Advisors LLP f/k/a Cooper & Lybrand in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The complaint alleged that the defendant demoted and discharged the claimant due to her sex (female) and pregnancy. After both parties filed discovery motions, the case settled by entry of a consent decree in October 2000.

The one year consent decree required the defendant to pay the claimant $40,000, refrain from discrimination and retaliation, post notice, provide Pregnancy Discrimination Training for its MCS Directors and Partners, expunge the claimant's record, and provide the claimant with neutral references.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/18/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
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. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Investment Advisors LLP
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 2000 - 2001
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
3:99-cv-01439 (N.D. Tex.) 10/02/2000
EE-TX-0283-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/24/1999
EE-TX-0283-0001.pdf | Detail
Order [Regarding Plaintiff EEOC's Expedited Motion to Quash Subpoena] 03/22/2000 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0283-0002.pdf | Detail
Amended Order [Regarding Plaintiff EEOC's Expedited Motion to Quash Subpoena] 03/23/2000 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0283-0003.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 10/02/2000
EE-TX-0283-0004.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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