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Case Name EEOC v. School City of Hammond EE-IN-0103
Docket / Court 2:05-cv-00029-PPS-PRC ( N.D. Ind. )
State/Territory Indiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On January 24, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of female social workers, filed a lawsuit in the Northern District Court of Indiana, under the Equal Pay Act as incorporated into the Fair Labor Standards Act, against School City of Hammond. The EEOC sought ... read more >
On January 24, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of female social workers, filed a lawsuit in the Northern District Court of Indiana, under the Equal Pay Act as incorporated into the Fair Labor Standards Act, against School City of Hammond. The EEOC sought injunctive relief, compensatory damages, liquidated damages, and other forms of affirmative relief, claiming that the defendant paid its female social workers at a rate less than that paid to similarly situated males.

On October 26, 2005, the District Court (Judge Philip P. Simon) entered a consent decree where the defendant, among other things, agreed to pay the two female complainants a total of $27,000.

Perry Miska - 04/11/2014


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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
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Defendant-type
Elementary/Secondary School
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219
Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
Defendant(s) School City of Hammond
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of female social workers paid less than similarly situated males.
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)
2:05-cv-00029-PPS-PRC (N.D. Ind.) 10/26/2005
EE-IN-0103-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 01/24/2005
EE-IN-0103-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 10/26/2005
EE-IN-0103-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Simon, Philip P. (N.D. Ind.)
EE-IN-0103-0002 | EE-IN-0103-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Eisele, Michelle (Indiana)
EE-IN-0103-0001 | EE-IN-0103-9000
Maple, Johanna Philhower (Indiana)
EE-IN-0103-0001 | EE-IN-0103-9000
Young, Laurie A (Indiana)
EE-IN-0103-0001 | EE-IN-0103-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Wheeler, Thomas E (Indiana)
EE-IN-0103-9000
Whitaker, James K. (Indiana)
EE-IN-0103-9000
Wilson, Heather L. (Indiana)
EE-IN-0103-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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