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Case Name EEOC v. CWI OF MISSOURI INC (d/b/a HEARTLAND DISPOSAL SERVICES) and REPUBLIC SERVICES INC EE-MO-0021
Docket / Court 4:02-cv-01483-AGF ( E.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2002, the Saint Louis District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against CWI of Missouri, Inc., doing business as Heartland Disposal Services, and Republic Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. We do not have a copy of the complaint; ... read more >
In September 2002, the Saint Louis District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against CWI of Missouri, Inc., doing business as Heartland Disposal Services, and Republic Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations are unknown. However, it appears from the consent decree that the complainant, a female employee, alleged sexual harassment and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The complainant intervened in the lawsuit in December 2002. Following some discovery and mediation, the parties settled the lawsuit in August 2003 through a consent decree.

The decree, containing an anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation clause, required the defendant to: certify compliance measures taken to the EEOC, provide a neutral reference to the complainant, post and distribute notice of employee rights, provide EEO training to all owners and employees in Missouri and the De Soto, IL area, and pay $75,000 to be distributed to the complainant and her attorney.

David Friedman - 11/10/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
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
State law
Defendant(s) CWI of Missouri, Inc.
Republic Services, 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 2003 - 2005
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
4:02-cv-01483-AGF (E.D. Mo.) 02/06/2004
EE-MO-0021-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order [Regarding Plaintiff-Intervenor's Motion for a Protective Order] 04/21/2003 (E.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0021-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Protective Order Regarding Plaintiff's Medical Information 04/29/2003 (E.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0021-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 08/04/2003
EE-MO-0021-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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