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Case Name EEOC v. WASHINGTON GROUP INTERNATIONAL EE-NJ-0104
Docket / Court 2:06-cv-02670 ( D.N.J. )
State/Territory New Jersey
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 2006, the New York District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against transportation provider Washington Group International, Inc. and 21st Century Rail Corp. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation ... read more >
In June 2006, the New York District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against transportation provider Washington Group International, Inc. and 21st Century Rail Corp. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant failed to promote the two complaining parties to supervisory positions based upon their gender. Following some discovery and several judicial conferences, the parties settled the lawsuit in October 2007 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation language, required the defendants to: report complaints and make other compliance reports, keep records, allow the EEOC access for monitoring, post notice of employee rights, provide gender and racial statistics regarding vacancies and how they are filled, provide EEO training, and pay $70,000 to two individuals.

David Friedman - 05/12/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Promotion
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. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) 21st Century Rail Corp.
Washington Group International, 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 - 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)
2:06-cv-02670-WJM-MF (D.N.J.) 10/04/2007
EE-NJ-0104-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/14/2006
EE-NJ-0104-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 10/04/2007
EE-NJ-0104-0002 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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