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Case Name EEOC v. FEDERAL CLEANING CONTRACTORS EE-AZ-0048
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-02063-DGC ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC Phoenix office filed this suit on September 30, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, Phoenix Division. The suit alleged sexual harassment in violation of Title VII against Federal Cleaning Contractors, an Illinois corporation with an office in Phoenix. The defendant ... read more >
The EEOC Phoenix office filed this suit on September 30, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, Phoenix Division. The suit alleged sexual harassment in violation of Title VII against Federal Cleaning Contractors, an Illinois corporation with an office in Phoenix. The defendant filed five motions requesting extensions to answer the complaint. Its answer, the 31st entry on the docket, arrived immediately after the EEOC filed a motion for default judgment. The defendant had previously filed a motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, claiming the EEOC had not met the necessary conditions precedent to filing. The court denied this motion, prompting the defendant to file its answer.

A consent decree was entered on January 11, 2006, a little more than a month after the parties notified the court of their intent to settle. The agreement mandated that defendant pay $77,000 to seven complainants and adopt new policies regarding sexual harassment. The defendant also agreed to report to the EEOC every six months regarding its compliance with the decree. For example, the defendant must identify individuals who have complained of sexual harassment and confirm that it conducted required training.

Jason Chester - 07/23/2007


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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
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
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) Federal Cleaning Contractors, 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 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
2:04-cv-02063-DGC (D. Ariz.) 01/11/2006
EE-AZ-0048-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Order [Regarding Motion to Dismiss] 08/04/2005 (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0048-0001.pdf | Detail
Order [Dismissal Due to Settlement] 12/05/2005 (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0048-0004.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 01/11/2006
EE-AZ-0048-0006.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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