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Case Name EEOC v. KEANE, INC. EE-MA-0009
Docket / Court 00-11989 RCL ( D. Mass. )
State/Territory Massachusetts
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Boston office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, against Keane, Inc., a national information technology firm. The complaint, filed in September 2000, alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
The Boston office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, against Keane, Inc., a national information technology firm. The complaint, filed in September 2000, alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the charging party was subjected to racial harassment, was treated unequally in project assignments and client development, was retaliated against and was subject to constructive discharge.

In January 2001 the case was referred to mediation and in April 2001 the parties settled. A consent decree was entered against Defendant in May 2002. Keane agreed to pay $377,656 to former employees as well as their counsel. The consent decree also included provisions for EEO training, and posting of a revised non-discrimination notice.

Jennifer Solomon - 06/29/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Keane, 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 2002 - 2003
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
1:00-cv-11989-RCL (D. Mass.) 05/23/2002
EE-MA-0009-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/28/2000
EE-MA-0009-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Complaint to Intervene as of Right and Jury Demand 02/08/2001
EE-MA-0009-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Concent Decree 02/25/2002
EE-MA-0009-0007 PDF | Detail
Document Source: District Court
Settlement Order of Dismissal 04/30/2002 (D. Mass.)
EE-MA-0009-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
FY 2002 Office of General Counsel Annual Report 06/16/2003
EE-MA-0009-0006 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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