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Case Name EEOC v. BASF CORPORATION EE-NC-0008
Docket / Court 3:99-cv-00370 ( W.D.N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1999, the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against BASF Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the ... read more >
In September 1999, the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against BASF Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant failed to hire the charging party, a female applicant, for the position of Chemical Operator because of her sex. After some scheduling orders, the parties settled through a consent decree in November 2000.

The two-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: expunge the charging party's personnel file of all references to the charge of discrimination, post an employee notice, distribute its anti-discrimination policy, provide Title VII training for all its employees, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and pay $12,500 to the charging party.

Michele Marxkors - 06/29/2007


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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
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
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. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) BASF 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 2000 - 2002
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-00370 (W.D.N.C.) 11/02/2000
EE-NC-0008-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/07/1999
EE-NC-0008-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 11/02/2000
EE-NC-0008-0002.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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