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Case Name EEOC v. AMERICAN RED CROSS & SPHERION CORPORATION, INC. EE-MD-0003
Docket / Court 1:01-cv-00705-JFM ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2001, the EEOC brought this action against the American Red Cross Blood Services, Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region and Spherion Corporation, Inc. on behalf of women who alleged that the defendants had violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963. ... read more >
In March 2001, the EEOC brought this action against the American Red Cross Blood Services, Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region and Spherion Corporation, Inc. on behalf of women who alleged that the defendants had violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Specifically, the EEOC alleged that the defendants had paid their female employees lower wages than their male counterparts for performing the same jobs. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division. In October 2001, a consent decree was signed by the judge which enjoined the defendants from discriminating on the basis of sex and required them to post equal employment opportunity information in a conspicuous place in their offices. The defendants also agreed to compensate the female complainants in amounts commensurate with regular and overtime hours worked under discriminatory salary conditions.

Tony Friedman - 06/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
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) American Red Cross Blood Bank, Chesapeake and Potomac Region
American Red Cross Blood Services, Greater Chesapeake an Potomac Region
Spherion Corporation, Inc.
Spherion Corporation, 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 2001 - 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)
1:01-cv-00705-JFM (D. Md.) 10/11/2001
EE-MD-0003-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree 10/09/2001
EE-MD-0003-0001 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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