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Case Name EEOC v. American Airlines and TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION LOCAL 501 EE-NY-0011
Docket / Court 01 CV 5171 ( E.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On October 3, 2001, the New York office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against American Airlines, Inc. and Transport Workers Union Local 501 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had ... read more >
On October 3, 2001, the New York office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against American Airlines, Inc. and Transport Workers Union Local 501 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of the complainants by discriminating against them on the basis of their race and national origin. We don't have a copy of the complaint in this case, so we have no further information on the allegations.

Defendant Local 501 filed a cross-claim against American Airlines, but they later voluntarily dismissed their claim on October 9, 2002. On March 23, 2004, the parties filed a consent decree, which the court adopted. Under the terms of the decree, defendant American Airlines agreed to pay $27,500 in damages to five of the complainants, and defendant Transport Workers Union Local 501 agreed to pay $10,000 in damages to three of the complainants. The defendants were prohibited from discriminating against any of their employees on the basis of race or national origin or retaliating against any of the complainants involved in this action.

Kristen Sagar - 02/20/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race 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) American Airlines, Inc.
Transport Workers Union Local 501
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 - 2005
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)
1:01-cv-05171-NG-MDG (E.D.N.Y.) 04/05/2004
EE-NY-0011-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 03/23/2004
EE-NY-0011-0001 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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