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Case Name EEOC v. AmeriPride Services, Inc. EE-ID-0002
Docket / Court CIV03-065-S-BLW ( D. Idaho )
State/Territory Idaho
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In February 2003, the Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Ameripride Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint ... read more >
In February 2003, the Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Ameripride Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the charging party, a female applicant, and other similarly situated female applicants by refusing to hire them based on their sex. In July 2003, the charging party intervened in the suit. The defendant filed a motion for partial summary judgment in April 2004 which was later denied in October of that year. After some discovery and scheduling orders, the parties settled in June 2005 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree contained a non-discrimination clause and required the defendant to: revise and distribute its EEO policy, provide EEO training for all its supervisory employees, expunge the complainants' personnel files from all references to the charges of discrimination, provide the complainants with neutral employment references, report to the EEOC annually, post a notice of employees' rights, and pay $110,000 to be divided between two complainants.

Michele Marxkors - 07/05/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Ameripride Services, 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 2005 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
1:03-cv-00065-BLW-MHW (D. Idaho) 06/27/2005
EE-ID-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 02/21/2003
EE-ID-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Protective Order 09/11/2003 (D. Idaho)
EE-ID-0002-0002.pdf | Detail
Order Denying Motion for Partial Summary Judgment 10/21/2004 (D. Idaho)
EE-ID-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree and Order Dismissing Action 06/27/2005
EE-ID-0002-0004.pdf | Detail
Judgment 06/27/2005 (D. Idaho)
EE-ID-0002-0005.pdf | Detail
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report - June 2005 10/11/2005
EE-ID-0002-0006.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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