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Case Name EEOC v. SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT CORPORATION EE-CA-0204
Docket / Court 4:05-cv-01101-CW ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The San Francisco office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, against Signature Flight Support Corporation. The complaint, filed in March 2005, alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; ... read more >
The San Francisco office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, against Signature Flight Support Corporation. The complaint, filed in March 2005, alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that the charging party had been subjected to differential terms and conditions employment, discipline and demotion based on his race (African American).

The case was referred to private ADR in June 2005 and the parties settled in February 2006. The settlement agreement was valid for one year and provided that the Defendant pay the charging party $275,000, provide EEO training to its managers and supervisors regarding discrimination, and make regular reports (every 3 months) to the EEOC concerning any internal complaints of discrimination. Defendant was also enjoined from retaliating against any employee in violation of Title VII.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/21/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
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) Signature Flight Support Corporation
SignatureFlight Support 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 Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 2006 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
4:05-cv-01101-CW (N.D. Cal.) 11/15/2006
EE-CA-0204-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 03/17/2005
EE-CA-0204-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Related Case Order 04/07/2005 (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0204-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement 02/22/2006
EE-CA-0204-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
ORDER GRANTING STIPULATION FOR DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE AND FOR RETENTION OF JURISDICTION BY THE COURT 02/23/2006 (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0204-0004 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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