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Case Name EEOC v. Acro Service Corporation EE-MI-0011
Docket / Court 03-73250 ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 2003, the Detroit District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Acro Service Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan alleging discrimination on the basis of sex and pregnancy in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In August 2003, the Detroit District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Acro Service Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan alleging discrimination on the basis of sex and pregnancy in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the defendant's manager made offensive remarks about pregnant women. When the charging party, a pregnant employee, complained of the remarks, she was laid off. In addition, the defendant failed to rehire the charging party for other open positions for which she was qualified because of her pregnancy and her complaints of discrimination, hiring two males for those jobs instead. After a single scheduling order, the parties settled in June 2004 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: provide EEO training for all its managers and supervisors in its corporate office, post a notice of the decree, and pay $35,000 to the charging party.

Michele Marxkors - 06/27/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Acro Service 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 Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2004 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
2:03-cv-73250-PDB (E.D. Mich.) 06/29/2004
EE-MI-0011-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/26/2003
EE-MI-0011-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 06/24/2004
EE-MI-0011-0002 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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