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Case Name EEOC v. CREW CONCEPTS INC. EE-ID-0006
Docket / Court CV06-00388 ( D. Idaho )
State/Territory Idaho
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Seattle office of the EEOC brought this suit against Crew Concepts, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. The complaint alleged that Crew Concepts, Inc. violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by sexually harassing two women, failing to take prompt remedial ... read more >
The Seattle office of the EEOC brought this suit against Crew Concepts, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. The complaint alleged that Crew Concepts, Inc. violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by sexually harassing two women, failing to take prompt remedial actions to stop the harassment resulting in constructive discharge, and discriminated against these women in requiring them to pay higher health insurance premiums than their male counterparts. Mustang Helicopters, Inc. and Helicraft 2000, Inc. were included in an amended complaint; the EEOC subsequently dismissed its suit against these two parties. The EEOC and Crew Concepts seem to have attended voluntary ADR and subsequently settled the case in September 2007, by entry of a consent decree.

The decree included a non-discrimination clause. Contingent on Crew Concepts, Inc. increasing the size of its operation to 15 or more employees, it is required to adopt a written Title VII policy, communicate this policy to all employees, investigate all complaints of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation promptly, designate at least two upper management employees charged with investigating such issues, and supply the EEOC with written reports annually. In addition, Crew Concepts, Inc. agreed to pay $40,000 to the two former employees.

Kevin Wilemon - 05/14/2008


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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
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Crew Concepts, Inc.
Helicraft, Inc.
Mustang Helicopters, 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 2007 - 2010
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)
1:06-cv-00388-EJL-LMB (D. Idaho) 09/25/2007
EE-ID-0006-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/27/2006
EE-ID-0006-0001.pdf | Detail
Order 07/11/2007 (D. Idaho)
EE-ID-0006-0002.pdf | Detail
EEOC's First Amended Complaint 08/13/2007
EE-ID-0006-0003.pdf | Detail
[Proposed] Consent Decree and Order of Dismissal 09/18/2007
EE-ID-0006-0004.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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