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Case Name EEOC v. POLAR AIR CARGO EE-NY-0129
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-04579-SJF-RLM ( E.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The New York Office of the EEOC filed this action in the District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The Defendant was Polar Air Cargo, Inc., an international air cargo service. The controversy involved the alleged action of the airline refusing to allow female pilots to fly to the ... read more >
The New York Office of the EEOC filed this action in the District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The Defendant was Polar Air Cargo, Inc., an international air cargo service. The controversy involved the alleged action of the airline refusing to allow female pilots to fly to the Middle East after September 11, 2001. When the complainant voiced her opposition to this policy it was dropped, but she was subsequently fired. The lawsuit was filed in September of 2005 and was eventually resolved by consent decree in June of 2006. The complainant, who did not intervene in the case, was awarded $50,000, but this was only in the form of an unsecured claim on the Defendant's bankruptcy estate. The company was required to provide training for all of its employees, post a Notice, and amend its current policy prohibiting discrimination. The decree was to last for two years.

Tony Verticchio - 07/08/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Polar Air Cargo
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)
1:05-cv-04579-SJF-RLM (E.D.N.Y.) 06/15/2006
EE-NY-0129-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/28/2005
EE-NY-0129-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 06/15/2006
EE-NY-0129-0002 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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