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Case Name EEOC v. THE DIAL CORPORATION EE-IA-0016
Docket / Court 3:02-CV-10109 ( S.D. Iowa )
State/Territory Iowa
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Milwaukee office filed this suit on September 24, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa Eastern Division. The EEOC alleged that defendant, The Dial Corporation, violated Title VII by using an employment test that discriminated against women and created an ... read more >
The EEOC's Milwaukee office filed this suit on September 24, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa Eastern Division. The EEOC alleged that defendant, The Dial Corporation, violated Title VII by using an employment test that discriminated against women and created an unlawful disparate impact.

Cross-motions for summary judgment were both denied. The case went to trial and the jury found for the plaintiff. The defendant was ordered to pay $3,390,000 in back pay to 52 complainants and offer all complainants the positions they were denied. The defendant filed a notice of appeal on November 23, 2005. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court's decision on November 17, 2006. EEOC v. Dial Corp., 469 F. 3d 735 ( 8th Cir. 2006).

Jason Chester - 10/12/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Hire
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Testing
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) The Dial Corporation
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 Litigation
Case Closing Year 2005
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
05-4183 (U.S. Court of Appeals)
EE-IA-0016-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/01/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
3:02-cv-10109-REL-RAW (S.D. Iowa)
EE-IA-0016-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/11/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-IA-0016-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/04/2002
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [re: summary judgment] (S.D. Iowa)
EE-IA-0016-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/21/2004
Order (2005 WL 859274) (S.D. Iowa)
EE-IA-0016-0011.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 02/03/2005
Source: Westlaw
EEOC Press Release
EE-IA-0016-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/08/2005
EEOC Press Release
EE-IA-0016-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/29/2005
Order for Judgment (2005 WL 2839977) (S.D. Iowa)
EE-IA-0016-0012.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 09/29/2005
Source: Westlaw
[Affirming District Court Decision] (469 F.3d 735)
EE-IA-0016-0013.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/17/2006
Source: Westlaw
Judges Longstaff, Ronald Earl (S.D. Iowa)
EE-IA-0016-0011 | EE-IA-0016-0012

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