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Case Name EEOC v. JERITH MANUFACTURING COMPANY EE-PA-0094
Docket / Court 2:05-cv-05371-BMS ( E.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
EEOC's Philadelphia, PA office filed this lawsuit alleging racial discrimination and wrongful termination against the defendant Jerith Manufacturing Company. The complaint was filed at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) on 10/13/2005. EEOC ... read more >
EEOC's Philadelphia, PA office filed this lawsuit alleging racial discrimination and wrongful termination against the defendant Jerith Manufacturing Company. The complaint was filed at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) on 10/13/2005. EEOC represented a former black supervisor and a class of similarly situated black employees at defendant's Philadelphia facility. It was alleged that the black supervisor was terminated based on uncorroborated rumors of having a romantic relation with a subordinate employee while other white supervisors were not terminated for allegedly engaging in the same activity. The individual complainant intervened in the lawsuit.

A settlement conference was held before Magistrate Judge Jacob P. Hart on 07/20/2006. The parties settled before 08/18/2006 and a consent decree was entered into judgment on 09/18/2006.

The consent decree lasted for 18 months and the defendant agreed to pay $50,000 to settle the case. It also required the defendant to conduct Title VII training, expunge the employment record of the complainant, provide a neutral reference to the complainant, develop and disseminate a new anti-discrimination policy, certify compliance to the EEOC, and refrain from discrimination and retaliation. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Kevin Wilemon - 08/12/2007
- 06/11/2017


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Jerith Manufacturing Company
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 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing No
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  Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
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Docket(s)
2:05-cv-05371-BMS (E.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0094-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/18/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-PA-0094-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/13/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Dismissing Case] (E.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0094-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/18/2006
Consent Decree
EE-PA-0094-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/18/2006
Source: District Court
Judges Hart, Jacob P. (E.D. Pa.) [Magistrate]
EE-PA-0094-9000

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