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Case Name EEOC v. MCCAIN FOODS, INC. EE-WA-0052
Docket / Court 2:03-cv-00339-LRS ( E.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In October 2003, the EEOC district office in Seattle, Washington brought this suit against McCain Foods, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it failed to promote two ... read more >
In October 2003, the EEOC district office in Seattle, Washington brought this suit against McCain Foods, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it failed to promote two female employees because of their sex. After the issuance of of an expedited agreed protective order, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in October 2004.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the aggrieved females a total of $9,000, refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of sex, reaffirm and post its anti-discrimination policy, provide 2 hours of EEO training, and submit semiannual compliance/record reports to the EEOC. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the decree ran for two years.

Jason Chester - 07/18/2007


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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
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Promotion
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) McCain Foods, 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 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-00339-LRS (E.D. Wash.) 10/26/2004
EE-WA-0052-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/25/2003
EE-WA-0052-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 10/26/2004
EE-WA-0052-0002 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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