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Case Name EEOC v. FOODSCIENCE CORPORATION EE-VT-0001
Docket / Court 2:00-CV-322 ( D. Vt. )
State/Territory Vermont
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's New York and Boston district offices sued FoodScience Corporation, a national nutrition supplement manufacturer and distributor, on September 13, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however, the consent decree summarizes the ... read more >
The EEOC's New York and Boston district offices sued FoodScience Corporation, a national nutrition supplement manufacturer and distributor, on September 13, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however, the consent decree summarizes the EEOC's causes of action. The EEOC alleged that FoodScience violated Title VII and the Equal Pay Act when it discriminated based on sex (female) by paying some of its female employees lower wages than its male employees. The parties entered into the consent decree on May 31, 2001, which stipulates that the defendant must pay its seven aggrieved employees $14,164.47 in damages and costs, provide two hours of EEO training, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, and provide the EEOC with a list of employees in certain occupations to ensure there is no disparate wage-earning.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/12/2007


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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
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
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. § 2000e
Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
Defendant(s) FoodScience 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 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 2000 - 2002
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
2:00-cv-00322-jjn (D. Vt.) 05/31/2001
EE-VT-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree 05/31/2001
EE-VT-0001-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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