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Case Name EEOC v. GEOLOGISTICS AMERICAS INC EE-FL-0058
Docket / Court 3:01-cv-00216-TJC ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In February 2001, the EEOC district office in Miami, Florida brought this suit against Geologistics Americas, Inc., a freight and cargo shipping agent, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The complaints alleged that three women were discriminated and retaliated against ... read more >
In February 2001, the EEOC district office in Miami, Florida brought this suit against Geologistics Americas, Inc., a freight and cargo shipping agent, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The complaints alleged that three women were discriminated and retaliated against in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the women alleged that after they complained about not being given equal training as men, at least one of the complainants was promptly terminated. After extensive discovery, a partially granted defense summary judgment motion, and two attempts at mediation, the parties settled. A consent decree was entered in March 2003.

The defendant agreed to pay $100,000. Only three exhibits from the consent decree are currently available. From these exhibits it is clear that the defendant had to issue a neutral reference letter to one of the aggrieved women, post or distribute an EEO notice, post and distribute the defendant's anti-discrimination policy, provide EEO training, submit semiannual compliance reports to the EEOC, and post or distribute a consent decree notice.

Jason Chester - 06/27/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) Geologistics Americas, 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 2003 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2003
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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By: Outten & Golden
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Smith Barney Gender Discrimination
https://www.lieffcabraser.com/employment/smith-barney/
Date: August 2008
By: Outten & Golden
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  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
Date: Apr. 1, 2001
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
3:01-cv-00216-TJC (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0058-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/04/2003
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
EE-FL-0058-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/21/2001
Amended Complaint [Plaintiffs-Intervenors]
EE-FL-0058-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/07/2001
Order [Granting Motion for Protective Order] [ECF# 34] (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0058-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/23/2002
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Denying Motion to Quash Subpoena] [ECF# 38] (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0058-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/03/2002
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 51] (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0058-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/16/2002
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Granting in Part Motion for Summary Judgment] [ECF# 61] (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0058-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/19/2002
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report
EE-FL-0058-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/03/2003
Consent Decree [Partial] [ECF# 110]
EE-FL-0058-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/04/2003
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Press Release
EE-FL-0058-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/18/2003
Judges Morris, Thomas E. (M.D. Fla.) [Magistrate]
EE-FL-0058-0003 | EE-FL-0058-0004 | EE-FL-0058-0005

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