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Case Name EEOC v. Electronic Data Systems Corporation EE-MI-0053
Docket / Court 2:03-cv-71238-PJD ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2003, the EEOC district office in Detroit, Michigan brought this action against the Electronic Data Systems Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Right Act when it selected an ... read more >
In March 2003, the EEOC district office in Detroit, Michigan brought this action against the Electronic Data Systems Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Right Act when it selected an employee for termination as part of a workforce reduction because she was pregnant. After the defendant's motion for summary judgment was denied, the case went to trial, and in late April 2004 the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant. The court entered the judgment on the jury's verdict and ordered the EEOC to pay the defendant's costs of $3,704.05.

Jason Chester - 07/24/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
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) Electronic Data Systems Corporation
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 Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
2:03-cv-71238-PJD (E.D. Mich.) 06/22/2004
EE-MI-0053-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/28/2003
EE-MI-0053-0001.pdf | Detail
Opinion [Denying Motion for S/J; Motion to Strike] 12/29/2003 (E.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0053-0002.pdf | Detail
Judgment 05/04/2004 (E.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0053-0003.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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