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Case Name EEOC v. Eagle Picher Industries, Inc. EE-MO-0028
Docket / Court 3:03-cv-05103-JCE ( W.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The St. Louis District Office brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, against Eaglepicher, Inc. The complaint, filed in September 2003, alleged sex discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically ... read more >
The St. Louis District Office brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, against Eaglepicher, Inc. The complaint, filed in September 2003, alleged sex discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant had questioned the charging parties about their sex lives, followed them into the bathroom, threatened them, stalked them after work, and disciplined and discharged the female employees because of their sex.

In October 2003 the parties agreed to a consent decree which provided for a total payment of $200,000 (representing back pay with interest and compensatory and punitive damages) to be split among the 8 charging parties; reinstatement of some of the charging parties; restoration of some of the charging parties' seniority status, and an injunction against rehiring the culpable manager and supervisor. Defendant was also enjoined from discriminating on the basis for sex and from retaliation, and required to provide training on EEO laws for its managers and supervisors and to implement a policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex or retaliation.

Shankar Viswanathan - 07/04/2007


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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
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reinstatement
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Retroactive Senority
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Eaglepicher, Inc.
Eaglpicher, 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 2003 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
3:03-cv-05103-JCE (W.D. Mo.) 10/08/2003
EE-MO-0028-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/11/2003
EE-MO-0028-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 10/08/2003
EE-MO-0028-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report - October 2003 01/26/2004
EE-MO-0028-0003.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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