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Case Name EEOC v. INTERNATIONAL LONGSHOREMEN, LOCAL 1423 EE-GA-0044
Docket / Court CV 97-127 ( S.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Case Summary
In July 1997, the EEOC district office in Atlanta, Georgia brought this suit against International Longshoremen, Local 1423 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Although the complaint is unavailable, the consent decree states that eighteen aggrieved female employees ... read more >
In July 1997, the EEOC district office in Atlanta, Georgia brought this suit against International Longshoremen, Local 1423 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Although the complaint is unavailable, the consent decree states that eighteen aggrieved female employees alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The employees alleged that the defendant failed to offer job training and work assignments to females and males equally, thus affecting seniority rights. After relatively little discovery, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in October 1998.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would refrain from retaliating or discriminating on the basis of sex, post EEO notices for one year, implement a "fair work selection" procedure, upgrade the seniority of the aggrieved employees, pay all of the aggrieved employees a $750 union initiation fee, pay all of the aggrieved employees a $5 per hour bonus for a three-year period, provide all union members with EEO training, and appoint an EEO consultant to carry out compliance.

Jason Chester - 06/13/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Retroactive Senority
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
EEOC intervened in private suit
Intervention in Private Suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) International Longshoremen, Local 1423
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
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 1998 - 2004
Case Closing Year 1998
Case Ongoing No
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  Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
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  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
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By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
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Docket(s)
2:97-cv-00127 (S.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0044-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/10/2000
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Pretrial Order (S.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0044-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/26/1998
Consent Decree
EE-GA-0044-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/10/1998
Judges Graham, James E. (S.D. Ga.) [Magistrate]
EE-GA-0044-9000

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