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Case Name EEOC v. GEORGE JUNIOR REPUBLIC EE-PA-0079
Docket / Court 2:98-cv-01382-GLL ( W.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Pittsburgh district office sued George Junior Republic, a center for young males undergoing court-ordered rehabilitation, on August 18, 1998 on behalf of six female employees, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The EEOC alleged that George Junior ... read more >
The EEOC's Pittsburgh district office sued George Junior Republic, a center for young males undergoing court-ordered rehabilitation, on August 18, 1998 on behalf of six female employees, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The EEOC alleged that George Junior Republic violated Title VII by implementing wage discrimination based on sex (female) and foreclosed opportunities for female employees to work overtime.

The parties settled the case on March 13, 2000 which stipulated that George Junior Republic had to pay a total of $280,000, with $49,150 going towards attorney's fees and the remaining $230,850 being divided among a class of 56 complainants. Furthermore, George Junior Republic had to post a statement of compliance with the provisions of Title VII and provide for training of its managerial and supervisory staff, and Personnel Director. The Defendant was also required to revise it's policies and procedures to reflect it's stance against discrimination, distribute these policies to all employees, and to expunge the employment records of the charging parties. The court entered this consent decree in July 2000 and it's effective period was 1 year.

Keri Livingston - 05/30/2007


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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
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) George Junior Republic
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 - 2001
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
2:98-cv-01382-GLL (W.D. Pa.) 07/24/2000
EE-PA-0079-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 07/21/2000
EE-PA-0079-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: District Court
EEOC and George Junior Republic Settle Sex-Based Wage Discrimination Lawsuit 07/26/2000
EE-PA-0079-0001.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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