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Case Name EEOC V. CONVERGYS CORPORATION EE-UT-0005
Docket / Court 2:05-cv-00814-PGC ( D. Utah )
State/Territory Utah
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2005, the Phoenix District Office and Denver Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Convergys Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah 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 September 2005, the Phoenix District Office and Denver Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Convergys Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah 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. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant paid the commplainants less than their male counterparts for performing the same task. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit through a consent decree in May 2007.

The two-year decree, containing an anti-discrimination clause, required the defendant to: make compliance reports, keep records of compliance, expunge the complainants' employment records, post notice of employee rights, provide EEO training, and pay $90,000 to be distributed among four individuals.

David Friedman - 04/09/2008


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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
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
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. § 2000e
Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
Defendant(s) Convergys Corporation
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 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
2:05-cv-00814-PGC (D. Utah) 05/31/2007
EE-UT-0005-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/28/2005
EE-UT-0005-0001 PDF | Detail
Amended Complaint 11/28/2005
EE-UT-0005-0002 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 05/31/2007
EE-UT-0005-0004 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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