University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
new search
page permalink
Case Name EEOC v. AMERICAN SEAFOODS COMPANY EE-WA-0003
Docket / Court 2:00-cv-01596-JCC ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Seattle district office sued American Seafoods Company, a national seafood harvester, on September 19, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable; however the court's order dismissing the action states that American ... read more >
The EEOC's Seattle district office sued American Seafoods Company, a national seafood harvester, on September 19, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable; however the court's order dismissing the action states that American Seafoods allegedly violated Title VII's prohibition of pregnancy discrimination. American Seafoods filed a motion for partial summary judgment against the EEOC's class claims in August 2001, but the court denied it in October 2001. The parties settled on February 1, 2002 and the settlement agreement is unavailable.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/07/2007


compress summary

- click to show/hide ALL -
Issues and Causes of Action
click to show/hide detail
Issues
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
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. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) American Seafoods Company
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2002
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
click to show/hide detail
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)
2:00-cv-01596-JCC (W.D. Wash.) 09/24/2002
EE-WA-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Settlement Agreement and Dismissal of Action 02/01/2002
EE-WA-0003-0009.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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

- click to show/hide ALL -

new search
page permalink

- top of page -