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Case Name EEOC v. Norgren Company aka IMI Norgren, Inc. EE-CO-0040
Docket / Court 1:01-cv-00565-LTB-PAC ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2001, the EEOC district office in Denver, Colorado brought this action against the Norgren Company, an international engineering firm, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The EEOC alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by ... read more >
In March 2001, the EEOC district office in Denver, Colorado brought this action against the Norgren Company, an international engineering firm, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The EEOC alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating based on sex (female).

After extensive discovery, a failed defense motion for summary judgment, and while an EEOC motion for partial summary judgment was pending, the parties settled the case. A consent decree was entered in August 2004. The defendant paid the aggrieved woman $175,000, agreed to refrain from retaliating and discriminating based on sex, and agreed to provide EEO training to its employees.

Jason Chester - 07/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Norgren Company
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 - 2007
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)
1:01-cv-00565-LTB-PAC (D. Colo.) 08/24/2004
EE-CO-0040-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report 11/19/2004
EE-CO-0040-0001.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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