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Case Name Settlement agreement between United States and the Township of Neville, Pennsylvania EE-PA-0196
Docket / Court NA ( No Court )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
According to Allegheny Times, in 2000, a female Neville Township police dispatcher filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, complaining of sex ... read more >
According to Allegheny Times, in 2000, a female Neville Township police dispatcher filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, complaining of sex discrimination over police department hiring of part-time police officers, choosing two male candidates with less experience, against the Township of Neville. Specifically, she alleged that the reason she was not hired was her gender.

The charge was filed with the EEOC, under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. The EEOC found reasonable cause to believe that the plaintiff was discriminated against. After no satisfactory conciliation agreement was secured, the charge was referred to the DOJ.

The United States alleged gender discrimination against the complainant when she was not hired for the position of the part-time police officer in the Police Department, and when the defendant failed or refused to take appropriate action to remedy the effects of such discrimination.

The United States and the Township entered into a settlement agreement in 2007. Under the agreement, the Township agreed to implement selection procedures for full-time and part-time procedures in full compliance with Title VII, including, among others, advertising job openings and listing the minimum qualifications. The complainant was offered the position of the part-time police officer with a remedial seniority date of April 13, 2000, including salaries and benefits, and monetary damages in the amount of $15,000.

Zhandos Kuderin - 07/08/2014

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Issues and Causes of Action
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Affected Gender
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reasonable Accommodation
Retroactive Senority
Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria
Pay / Benefits
Sex discrimination
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Special Case Type
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Township of Neville
Plaintiff Description United States government on behalf of a female police dispatcher, not hired for a position of part-time police officer on the basis of sex.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
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 Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2009
Case Ongoing No reason to think so
Additional Resources
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  Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Date: Mar 1, 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 ]

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General Documents
Settlement Agreement
EE-PA-0196-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 04/06/2004
Plaintiff's Lawyers Acosta, R. Alexander (District of Columbia)
Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)
Grant, Elaine J. (District of Columbia)
Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)
Defendant's Lawyers Mulroy, John A. (Pennsylvania)

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