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Case Name EEOC v. U.S. ENGINE, INC. EE-WA-0101
Docket / Court 2:99-cv-02105-BJR ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In December 1999, the EEOC district office in Seattle, Washington brought this suit against U.S. Engine, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The complaint is currently unavailable. The settlement agreement states that a female complainant alleged that the ... read more >
In December 1999, the EEOC district office in Seattle, Washington brought this suit against U.S. Engine, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The complaint is currently unavailable. The settlement agreement states that a female complainant alleged that the defendant maintained a sexually hostile work environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. She also alleged she was retaliated against after she complained of the harassment and was fired. After she was rehired by the VP, she complained after a series of harassing acts and was fired again. After cursory discovery, the parties settled and a settlement agreement was entered in January 2001.

In the settlement agreement, the parties agreed that the defendant would refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of sex, implement and distribute an EEO policy, implement a complaint system, provide EEO training to all its employees, expunge the complainant's employee records of all reference to this litigation, agree to non-disclosure of any information pertaining to this litigation to any potential employers, and post a settlement notice. No monetary damages were given. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement ran for two years.

Jason Chester - 07/02/2007


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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
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action State Anti-Discrimination Law
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) U.S. Engine, 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 Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 2001 - 2003
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
2:99-cv-02105-BJR (W.D. Wash.) 01/29/2001
EE-WA-0101-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Settlement Agreement 01/29/2001
EE-WA-0101-0001.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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