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Case Name Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Schott North America, Inc. EE-PA-0148
Docket / Court 06-1246 ( M.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Schott North America, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in June 2006. The complaint alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The defendant, a ... read more >
The Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Schott North America, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in June 2006. The complaint alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The defendant, a glass manufacturer, allegedly classified quality assurance workers in its Duryea facility according to gender. When it created a new quality assurance classification combining men and women, it allegedly gave preference to men in a variety of ways, including hiring more men than women, giving men an unfair advantage in its application system, and dismissing women instead of men. The female complainants intervened in the EEOC's suit and alleged that the employers' policies resulted in disparate impact on and disparate treatment of female employees. The parties engaged in an unsuccessful mediation. The employer has moved for summary judgment, and the case is ongoing in the district court as of 4/22/2008. A summary judgment motion hearing was set for 5/18/2008.

Kevin Wilemon - 05/29/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Training
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Schott North America, Inc.
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 None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Case Ongoing Yes
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)
3:06-cv-01246-JMM (M.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0148-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/12/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1-1]
EE-PA-0148-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/22/2006
Intervenor Complaint
EE-PA-0148-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/30/2006
First Amended Complaint [ECF# 27]
EE-PA-0148-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/12/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Munley, James Martin Court not on record
EE-PA-0148-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Anglade, Woody (Pennsylvania)
EE-PA-0148-9000
Dougherty, Patrick E. (Pennsylvania)
EE-PA-0148-9000
Harr, Kathryn C. (Pennsylvania)
EE-PA-0148-9000
Locke, Cynthia A. (Pennsylvania)
EE-PA-0148-9000
Marino, Stephanie (Pennsylvania)
EE-PA-0148-9000
McDonough, Sean P. (Pennsylvania)
EE-PA-0148-9000
O'Boyle, Judith A. (Pennsylvania)
EE-PA-0148-9000
Santillo, Andrew (Pennsylvania)
EE-PA-0148-9000
Winebrake, Peter D. (Pennsylvania)
EE-PA-0148-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Feldstein, Allison (Pennsylvania)
EE-PA-0148-9000
Harris, Judith E. (Pennsylvania)
EE-PA-0148-9000
Myers, John J. (Pennsylvania)
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