University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
new search
page permalink
Case Name EEOC v. S & Z Tool & Die Co., Inc. EE-OH-0062
Docket / Court 1:03CV2023 ( N.D. Ohio )
State/Territory Ohio
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2003, the EEOC district office in Cleveland, Ohio brought this suit against S&Z Tool & Die Co., a tool & die manufacturer and distributor, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. One African-American female who was denied hire intervened. The EEOC and intervenor' ... read more >
In September 2003, the EEOC district office in Cleveland, Ohio brought this suit against S&Z Tool & Die Co., a tool & die manufacturer and distributor, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. One African-American female who was denied hire intervened. The EEOC and intervenor's complaints alleged that S&Z repeatedly violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and section 4112.99 of the Ohio Revised Code, respectively, when it refused to hire females for any other position than receptionist. The EEOC also alleged violations of race discrimination based on findings made while investigating the intervenor's initial sex discrimination claim. After only one case management hearing and two status reports, the parties settled the case and a consent decree was entered.

Per the consent decree, the defendant must (1) not discriminate on the basis of sex and/or race; (2) post Title VII notices conspicuously; (3) provide two hours of training for non-supervisory employees and four hours of training for supervisory employees; (4) employ an EEO Consultant to monitor the day-to-day Title VII compliance; (5) allow the EEOC to revise the defendant's current anti-discrimination policy; (6) pay intervenor $30,000 in satisfaction for her refusal to hire claim, $30,000 for attorney's fees and $60,000 for compensatory damages; and (7) pay $850,000 in a "Class Fund" to satisfy any future claims of unidentified (but at least 20) class members.

Joel Pettit - 06/06/2007


compress summary

- click to show/hide ALL -
Issues and Causes of Action
click to show/hide detail
Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Goals and Timekeeping
Hire
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
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
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) S&Z Tool & Die Co., Inc.
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 Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2006 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
1:03-cv-02023 KMO (N.D. Ohio) 04/02/2007
EE-OH-0062-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint and Jury Trial Demand 09/30/2003
EE-OH-0062-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Complaint of Intervenor Molly Baron (Jury Demand Endorsed Hereon) 12/04/2003
EE-OH-0062-0004 PDF | Detail
Complaint of Intervenor Molly Baron (Jury Demand Endorsed Hereon) 01/08/2004
EE-OH-0062-0007 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 08/16/2006
EE-OH-0062-0011 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Press Release 08/25/2006
EE-OH-0062-0012 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

- click to show/hide ALL -

new search
page permalink

- top of page -