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Case Name EEOC v. ALYESKA PIPELINE SERVICE COMPANY EE-AK-0001
Docket / Court 3:04-cv-00231-TMB ( D. Alaska )
State/Territory Alaska
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2004, the Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the ... read more >
In September 2004, the Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the consent decree that the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the two charging parties on the basis of national origin, Alaska Native, and ethnicity, Hispanic, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by failing to promote them because of their respective race or national origin. The charging parties intervened in the suit in March 2005. After some discovery, the parties settled in January 2006 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: provide the charging parties with neutral employment references, report to the EEOC annually, post a notice of the decree, and pay $70,000 to be distributed among five individuals.The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.


The docket sheet shows that no further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Michele Marxkors - 08/01/2007
- 06/13/2017


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.
Plaintiff Description EEOC, on behalf of charging parties alleging discrimination on the basis of national origin (Alaska Native) and ethnicity (Hispanic)
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 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing No
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 ]

Docket(s)
A04-0231--cv (RRB) (D. Alaska)
EE-AK-0001-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/04/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
3:04-cv-00231-TMB (D. Alaska)
EE-AK-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/24/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Notice to All Employees [ECF# 29-3]
EE-AK-0001-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/17/2006
Consent Decree and Proposed Order Dismissing EEOC Action [ECF# 29-1]
EE-AK-0001-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/17/2006
Stipulation for Dismissal of Intervenors' Claims with Prejudice [ECF# 32-1]
EE-AK-0001-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/31/2006

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