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Case Name EEOC v. MARCHFIRST, INC. EE-NY-0097
Docket / Court 1:01-cv-01725-SHS ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In February 2001, the EEOC district office in New York, New York filed this suit against Marchfirst, Inc. and USweb/CKS in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The EEOC alleged that the defendants violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by demoting, disciplining, and ... read more >
In February 2001, the EEOC district office in New York, New York filed this suit against Marchfirst, Inc. and USweb/CKS in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The EEOC alleged that the defendants violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by demoting, disciplining, and constructively discharging an executive assistant because she was pregnant. The charging party moved to intervene in the case, but before the court ruled on the motion, the case was settled. In March 2002 a consent decree was entered; the decree is unavailable, but the EEOC litigation report states that the defendant agreed to pay the complainant $120,000.

Jason Chester - 08/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
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) Marchfirst, Inc.
USweb/CKS
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
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
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)
1:01-cv-01725-SHS (S.D.N.Y.) 03/21/2002
EE-NY-0097-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
EEOC FY 2002 Office of General Counsel Annual Report [Selection] 12/31/2003
EE-NY-0097-0001.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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