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Case Name EEOC v. City of Indianapolis EE-IN-0025
Docket / Court 1:02-CV-01499 ( S.D. Ind. )
State/Territory Indiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Indianapolis District Office and Louisville Area Office of the EEOC brought this suit against the City of Indianapolis in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana in September 2002. The complaint alleged that the city paid female dispatchers less than their male counterparts ... read more >
The Indianapolis District Office and Louisville Area Office of the EEOC brought this suit against the City of Indianapolis in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana in September 2002. The complaint alleged that the city paid female dispatchers less than their male counterparts in violation of the Equal Pay Act. A private plaintiff brought her own suit (Ridener v. City of Indianapolis, 1:02-cv-01632-DFH-TAB (S.D. Ind. Oct. 23, 2002)), which was consolidated with this case in January 2003. The case was settled by a consent decree in September 2003. The three year consent decree prohibited the defendant from discriminating or retaliating in violation of the Equal Pay Act. The four charging parties were awarded $15,000 and had their salaries increased to be equal to their male counterparts. The defendant was also required to conduct Equal Pay Act training for its managers and submit annual reports to the EEOC.

Kevin Wilemon - 08/15/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. ยง 206(d)
Defendant(s) City of Indianapolis
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 2003 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2003
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-IN-0128 : Ridener v. City of Indianapolis (S.D. Ind.)
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)
1:02-cv-01499-DFH-VSS (S.D. Ind.) 09/04/2003
EE-IN-0025-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/30/2002
EE-IN-0025-0001 PDF | Detail
Amended Complaint 01/13/2003
EE-IN-0025-0002 PDF | Detail
Order on Motion to Consolidate 01/22/2003 (S.D. Ind.)
EE-IN-0025-0007 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Dismissing Ridener's Claims] 06/04/2003 (S.D. Ind.)
EE-IN-0025-0003 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 09/04/2003
EE-IN-0025-0004 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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