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Case Name EEOC v. HI-MILL MANUFACTURING, INC. EE-MI-0084
Docket / Court 2:03-cv-73670-DPH ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Detroit Office sued Hi-Mill Manufacturing, a Michigan company, on September 24, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Hi-Mill violated Title VII and the Equal Pay Act when it discriminated based on sex (female) by paying ... read more >
The EEOC's Detroit Office sued Hi-Mill Manufacturing, a Michigan company, on September 24, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Hi-Mill violated Title VII and the Equal Pay Act when it discriminated based on sex (female) by paying at least two female employees less than their male counterparts for equally situated occupations. The court entered a consent decree on June 30, 2004 which required Hi-Mill to pay $20,000 to the two female employees, adjust the wages of the two female employees to reflect the standard payment in their occupation. Furthermore, Hi-Mill was required to end their discriminatory practices generally, forego retaliation, train their upper management about the Equal Pay Act, and post a notice of compliance with Title VII.

Aaron Weismann - 06/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
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) Hi-Mill Manufacturing
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)
2:03-cv-73670-DPH (E.D. Mich.) 06/30/2004
EE-MI-0084-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/24/2003
EE-MI-0084-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 06/30/2004
EE-MI-0084-0003 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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