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Case Name EEOC v. SWIFT TRANSPORTATION COMPANY INC EE-OR-0016
Docket / Court 3:97-cv-00965-MA ( D. Or. )
State/Territory Oregon
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, against Swift Transportation Company, Inc. The complaint was filed in June 1997, but we do not have access to that document. In October 1998, the parties came to a partial settlement ... read more >
The Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, against Swift Transportation Company, Inc. The complaint was filed in June 1997, but we do not have access to that document. In October 1998, the parties came to a partial settlement and a partial consent decree was entered. In January 1999, Defendant moved for summary judgment, and the motion was denied in all respects, except with regard to the EEOC's claim for punitive damages, for which it was granted. EEOC v. Swift Transportation Company, 45 F.Supp.2d 1036 (D.Or. 1999). In October 1999, the parties entered into a consent decree and the case was dismissed.

The consent decree will be in effect for three years and requires the defendant to: revise their anti-discrimination policy, implement gender neutral training guidelines, provide sex-discrimination training to all managers, supervisors, and truck drivers, and to post notice and distribute these revised policies.

Keri Livingston - 07/20/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Training
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) Swift Transportation Company, 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 Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1999 - 2002
Case Closing Year 1999
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)
3:97-cv-00965-MA (D. Or.) 06/06/2001
EE-OR-0016-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Partial Settlement and Consent Decree 10/29/1998
EE-OR-0016-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: District Court
Opinion & Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment] 04/14/1999 (45 F.Supp.2d 1036) (D. Or.)
EE-OR-0016-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
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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