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Case Name EEOC v. SWIFT TRANSPORTATION CO., INC. EE-KS-0019
Docket / Court 99-2329 KHV ( D. Kan. )
State/Territory Kansas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In July 1999, the St. Louis District Office of the EEOC (with participation from the Kansas City Area Office) brought this suit against Swift Transportation Co., Inc., a nationwide truck carrier, in the U.S. District Court for the U.S. District of Kansas. We do not have a copy of the complaint. ... read more >
In July 1999, the St. Louis District Office of the EEOC (with participation from the Kansas City Area Office) brought this suit against Swift Transportation Co., Inc., a nationwide truck carrier, in the U.S. District Court for the U.S. District of Kansas. We do not have a copy of the complaint. However, according to an EEOC press release, the complaint alleged that the defendant paid the charging parties, female driver managers, less than males in the same positions in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act. The defendant filed a motion to dismiss the complaint in September 1999 which was denied in November. After several scheduling orders, the parties participated in an unsuccessful settlement conference in February 2000. Following additional discovery, the defendant filed a motion for summary judgment in August 2000. The motion was granted in part and denied in part in November 2000. Shortly after in early December, the parties settled through a consent decree. We do not have a copy of the decree.

According to the EEOC press release, the decree required the defendant to: develop a policy providing the factors to be relied upon in setting salaries and raises, post a notice of the decree, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, increase the salaries of female employees to an equal level as males, and pay $450,000 to be divided among six charging parties.

Justin Kanter - 07/26/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
Defendant(s) Swift Transportation Co., 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 2000 - 2003
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
2:99-cv-02329-JWL (D. Kan.) 12/07/2000
EE-KS-0019-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum and Order 11/12/1999 (76 F.Supp.2d 1151) (D. Kan.)
EE-KS-0019-0003 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum and Order 11/09/2000 (120 F.Supp.2d 982) (D. Kan.)
EE-KS-0019-0002 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
EEOC Press Release 12/07/2000
EE-KS-0019-0001 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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