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Case Name EEOC v. Sara Lee Corporation EE-OH-0068
Docket / Court 1:06-cv-00645 ( S.D. Ohio )
State/Territory Ohio
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Indianapolis office filed this suit on September 29, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Cincinnati). The complaint alleged that defendant Sara Lee Corporation violated Title VII, EPA, ADEA, and the ADA by requiring employees to waive their right to file an ... read more >
The EEOC's Indianapolis office filed this suit on September 29, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Cincinnati). The complaint alleged that defendant Sara Lee Corporation violated Title VII, EPA, ADEA, and the ADA by requiring employees to waive their right to file an EEO claim before they could receive severance pay. A complainant intervened in the suit. The defendant filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings in regard to the complaint of both the EEOC and the intervenor. The parties entered notice of voluntary dismissal on August 8, 2007 and the court dismissed the case on August 9, 2007.

William Burns - 03/09/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Sara Lee 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 None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
1:06-cv-00645-SAS (S.D. Ohio) 08/09/2007
EE-OH-0068-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2006
EE-OH-0068-0001.pdf | Detail
Intervenor Complaint 01/15/2007
EE-OH-0068-0002.pdf | Detail
Order [Dismissing Case] 08/08/2007 (S.D. Ohio)
EE-OH-0068-0003.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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