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Case Name EEOC v. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC. EE-MN-0072
Docket / Court 0:00-cv-02229-PAM-JGL ( D. Minn. )
State/Territory Minnesota
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Minneapolis district office sued United Parcel Service, Inc. on September 29, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The EEOC's complaint alleged that UPS violated Title VII when it discriminated against a class of male employees with spouses and a class of ... read more >
The EEOC's Minneapolis district office sued United Parcel Service, Inc. on September 29, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The EEOC's complaint alleged that UPS violated Title VII when it discriminated against a class of male employees with spouses and a class of female employees, based on sex (female) by not providing for female contraceptive medication in its health plan. The parties entered into a consent decree on December 13, 2001 which stipulated that UPS would pay the complainant $1,344 in damages and $1,024 in damages to any class member defined by the consent decree who returned a settlement agreement form, modify its health plan coverage to include female contraceptive medication, and report its compliance to the EEOC annually. The consent decree also allowed UPS to exit the consent decree if more than five people in the class specified in the consent decree failed to return agreements to UPS.

Aaron Weismann - 06/15/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Reporting
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) United Parcel Service, 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 2001 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
0:00-cv-02229-PAM-JGL (D. Minn.) 12/13/2001
EE-MN-0072-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Memorandum and Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion to Dismiss] 04/14/2001 (141 F.Supp.2d 1216) (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0072-0002 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Consent Decree 12/13/2001
EE-MN-0072-0001 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

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