On February 16, 2007, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against City of Hayti Heights, Missouri. The DOJ asked the court for injunctive and compensatory relief, ...
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On February 16, 2007, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against City of Hayti Heights, Missouri. The DOJ asked the court for injunctive and compensatory relief, alleging that the defendant had violated Title VII by discriminating against a "patrolman" on the basis of sex.
The complaint alleges that the defendant discriminated on the basis of sex by: (1) terminating the plaintiff's employment with the City on the basis of her sex and (2) failing or refusing to take appropriate action to remedy the effects of the discriminatory treatment of the plaintiff.
Afterwards, the parties went into alternative dispute resolution processes. They reached a settlement, and filed a joint motion to approve consent judgment on October 25, 2007. The Court (Judge Rodney W. Sippel) issued a consent judgment on October 30, 2007.
Under the consent decree, the parties were not making any admissions. The decree included following general injunctions: 1) prohibition against gender discrimination; 2) prohibition against retaliation or any acts adversely affecting the conditions of employment. Subject to the approval of the United States, the City agreed to modify its policies and procedures prohibiting gender discrimination in the following ways: 1) prohibition of discrimination in any conditions of employment, including hiring and termination; 2) implementing procedures for complaints and redress; 3) notice of new policies through posting in public places, including Internet; 4) providing antidiscrimination training; 5) designating a special person to monitor compliance with the decree; 6) retaining records pertinent to new policies. The individual and the City agreed to her reinstatement with the seniority date of July 9, 2004 and requirement of at least a 32 hours work week. The individual also receive $1,000.00 in backpay. The Court retained jurisdiction over the implementation of the decree. The decree was to dissolve within two years of its entry.
On December 27, 2007, the Court granted the defendant's motion to withdraw.Erin Forman - 10/25/2007
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