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Case Name EEOC v. PITT OHIO EXPRESS EE-OH-0056
Docket / Court 1:06CV0747 ( N.D. Ohio )
State/Territory Ohio
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Philadelphia district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Pitt-Ohio Express, Inc., a transport company, in March 2006, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The complaint alleged that Pitt-Ohio discriminated against females by refusing to hire women as truck ... read more >
The Philadelphia district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Pitt-Ohio Express, Inc., a transport company, in March 2006, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The complaint alleged that Pitt-Ohio discriminated against females by refusing to hire women as truck drivers or dockworkers. In August 2006, the complainant, a female, was granted leave to intervene on behalf of herself and the class of females who had been refused employment due to their sex. This case is still ongoing in the district court with the most recent event being a status conference held on January 17, 2008, in which was discussed the progress being made toward settlement.

Shankar Viswanathan - 05/29/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) Pitt-Ohio Express, 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 Unknown
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
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)
1:06-cv-00747-LW (N.D. Ohio) 01/17/2008
EE-OH-0056-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/31/2006
EE-OH-0056-0001.pdf | Detail
Complaint on Behalf of Plaintiff-Intervenor and the Class 08/08/2006
EE-OH-0056-0002.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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