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Case Name Dube v. Eagle Global Logistics EE-PA-0058
Docket / Court 2:00-cv-02461 ( E.D. Pa. )
Additional Docket(s) H-01-CV-900    district not recorded
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Case Summary
On May 12th, 2000, several employees of Eagle Global Logistics filed a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania named Dube v. Eagle. Plaintiffs sued the Eagle Airfreight under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Age ... read more >
On May 12th, 2000, several employees of Eagle Global Logistics filed a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania named Dube v. Eagle. Plaintiffs sued the Eagle Airfreight under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The plaintiffs, represented by a combination of public interest and private attorneys, sought declaratory and injunctive relief requiring Eagle Airfreight to change its discriminatory workplace practices.

Specifically, plaintiffs alleged that Eagle failed and refused to promote African Americans, Hispanics, and women into managerial positions. They further alleged that Eagle refused to hire the same groups of people into warehouse, delivery, and truck driver positions. Additionally, plaintiffs alleged that Eagle maintained a hostile working environment in respect to the terms of their employment, including inadequately addressing incidents of workplace harassment. Finally, the plaintiffs alleged that Eagle paid members of the aforementioned groups less than their Caucasian and/or male counterparts for the same work.

On February 1st, 2001, the District Court granted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) motion to intervene on behalf of the plaintiffs. On the same day, the court also granted the EEOC’s motion to transfer jurisdiction from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.

On October 1st, 2001, the EEOC announced a settlement agreement with Eagle for the amount of $9,000,000. The money was a combination of $8,500,000 in damages and settlement awards for the employees who were part of the original class and $500,000 to fund a leadership and professional training program for women and minorities at Eagle.

Raul Noguera-McElroy - 02/28/2019


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Hire
Promotion
Training
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
EEOC intervened in private suit
Private Suit Related / Consolidated with EEOC Suit
National Origin/Ethnicity
Hispanic
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
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) Eagle Global Logistics
Plaintiff Description Employees at Eagle who had been discriminated against on the basis of their race and/or sex.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se 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
Filing Year 2000
Case Closing Year 2003
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-TX-0110 : Dube v. Eagle USA Airfreight, Inc. (S.D. Tex.)
Docket(s)
2:00−cv−02461 (E.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0058-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/26/2001
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Published Opinion (102 F.Supp.2d 612) (E.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0058-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/07/2000
Source: Google Scholar

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