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Case Name EEOC v. UNITED FREIGHT & TRANSPORT, INC. EE-AK-0006
Docket / Court 3:05-cv-00122-TMB ( D. Alaska )
State/Territory Alaska
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 2005, the EEOC district office in Seattle, Washington brought this suit against United Freight & Transport, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. The intervenor's complaint states that a female alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 19 ... read more >
In June 2005, the EEOC district office in Seattle, Washington brought this suit against United Freight & Transport, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. The intervenor's complaint states that a female alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it refused to hire her as a freight transport driver because of her sex. After some discovery and a withdrawn defense motion to bifurcate, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in July 2006.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would refrain from discriminating on the basis of sex, pay the aggrieved party $95,000, implement and distribute an anti-discrimination policy, provide EEO training, post an EEO notice, expunge its employment records of all hints of this litigation, implement a supervisor discipline policy, and revise its hiring criteria for hiring supervisors. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement run for four years.

Joel Pettit - 06/28/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) United Freight & Transport, 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 2006 - 2010
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)
A05-0122-CV (JWS) (D. Alaska) 11/29/2005
EE-AK-0006-9001.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
3:05-cv-00122-TMB (D. Alaska) 07/03/2006
EE-AK-0006-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint in Intervention 11/01/2005
EE-AK-0006-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Complaint in Intervention 05/24/2006
EE-AK-0006-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 06/23/2006
EE-AK-0006-0005.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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