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Case Name EEOC v. UNION PACIFIC CORPORATION EE-TX-0394
Docket / Court 3:01-cv-00163-GTE ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In May 2001, the EEOC district office in San Antonio, Texas brought this suit against the Union Pacific Corporation, a national freight carrier, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The suit alleged that defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it ... read more >
In May 2001, the EEOC district office in San Antonio, Texas brought this suit against the Union Pacific Corporation, a national freight carrier, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The suit alleged that defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it denied a promotion to a black employee because of his race.

After the charging party intervened, a consent decree was entered in March 2002. The parties agreed that the defendant would pay the complainant $250,000, continue to provide EEO training to all supervisors and staff, refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of race, mail copies of its EEO policy and EEO rights to employees, and allow the EEOC to conduct inspections. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement ran for two years.

Jason Chester - 07/06/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Union Pacific 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 2002 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
3:01-cv-00163-GTE (W.D. Tex.) 03/12/2002
EE-TX-0394-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 03/12/2002
EE-TX-0394-0001 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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