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Case Name EEOC v. PONY EXPRESS COURIER CORP. EE-TX-0279
Docket / Court SA-96-CA-1333 ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In December 1996, the San Antonio District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Pony Express Courier Corp. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the ... read more >
In December 1996, the San Antonio District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Pony Express Courier Corp. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the consent decree that the defendant was accused of paying the female complaining party an inferior wage to the male employee who replaced her in carrying out the functions of the position. Following the defendant's failed motion to dismiss the lawsuit, the parties settled the lawsuit in April 1997 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation language, required the defendant to: allow the EEOC access for monitoring purposes, expunge complainant's employment record and provide her with a neutral reference, and pay $3187.52 to be distributed to the complainant.

David Friedman - 03/20/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
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. § 2000e
Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
Defendant(s) Pony Expres Courier Corp.
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 1997 - 2000
Case Closing Year 1997
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)
5:96-cv-01333-FB (W.D. Tex.) 04/21/1997
EE-TX-0279-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 04/21/1997
EE-TX-0279-0001 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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