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Case Name EEOC v. Crownline Boats, Inc. EE-IL-0067
Docket / Court 4:04-cv-04244-JPG-PMF ( S.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Louisville and Indianapolis offices filed this suit on November 24, 2004 in the Southern District of Illinois (Benton). The suit alleged violation of Title VII for discriminating against employees based on sex (female) and pregnancy. A trial date was set soon after the complaint was ... read more >
The EEOC's Louisville and Indianapolis offices filed this suit on November 24, 2004 in the Southern District of Illinois (Benton). The suit alleged violation of Title VII for discriminating against employees based on sex (female) and pregnancy. A trial date was set soon after the complaint was filed. After the defendant's motion to dismiss was denied, the defendant filed a motion for entry of consent decree and dismissal of suit. The consent decree was entered on November 3, 2005.

In the consent decree, the defendant agreed to pay a total of $35,000 to the two complainants; one $22,500, the other $12,500. Defendant also agreed to provide training to its employees, report to the EEOC regarding complaints received, and allow the EEOC access to monitor its compliance.

Jason Chester - 02/21/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
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. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Crownline Boats 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 2005 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
4:04-cv-04244-JPG-PMF (S.D. Ill.) 11/03/2005
EE-IL-0067-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 11/24/2004
EE-IL-0067-0001.pdf | Detail
Opinion 06/14/2005 (2005 WL 1420750) (S.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0067-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Amended Memorandum and Order [Denying Motion to Dismiss] 07/05/2005 (2005 WL 1618809 / 2005 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 12100) (S.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0067-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Consent Decree 11/03/2005
EE-IL-0067-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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