Case: United States of America v. Erie County, New York

1:99-cv-00217 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Filed Date: March 25, 1999

Closed Date: 1999

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Case Summary

On March 25,1999, the United States filed a lawsuit against the Erie County Correctional Facility ("ECCF") under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. The Department of Justice asked the court for injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant had violated Title VII, by discriminating in employment matters against men and women on the basis of gender.Specifically, Plaintiff alleged that the defendant applied policies and prac…

On March 25,1999, the United States filed a lawsuit against the Erie County Correctional Facility ("ECCF") under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. The Department of Justice asked the court for injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant had violated Title VII, by discriminating in employment matters against men and women on the basis of gender.

Specifically, Plaintiff alleged that the defendant applied policies and practices that require only men to guard male inmates and only women to guard female inmates during trips outside the ECCF, regardless whether such gender-based assignments were reasonably necessary as bona fide occupational qualifications.

On April 12, 1999, the District Court (Judge John T. Elvin) entered a Consent Decree agreed to by the parties. The ECCF agreed to implement and follow non-discriminatory employment policies and practices that treat female and male employees in the same way; each party was to bear its own costs and expenses including attorney's fees.

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Summary Authors

Jane Wu (11/4/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Elfvin, John Thomas (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Fleming, Mary Pat (New York)

Levy, Allen W. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ippolito, Russell (New York)

Schoetz, Kenneth A (New York)

Judge(s)

Elfvin, John Thomas (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Fleming, Mary Pat (New York)

Levy, Allen W. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ippolito, Russell (New York)

Schoetz, Kenneth A (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:99-cv-00217

Docket (PACER)

United States v. Erie County, NY

April 12, 1999

April 12, 1999

Docket
1

1:99-cv-00217

Complaint

March 25, 1999

March 25, 1999

Complaint
2

1:99-cv-00217

Consent Decree

April 12, 1999

April 12, 1999

Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated Sept. 4, 2022, 3:15 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; (SG) (Entered: 03/26/1999)

March 25, 1999

March 25, 1999

SUMMONS issued for Erie County, NY (SG) (Entered: 03/26/1999)

March 25, 1999

March 25, 1999

2

CONSENT DECREE directing that Erie shall implement and follow non-discriminatory employment policies and practices that treat female and male employees in the ECCF the same way etc.; each party shall bear its own costs and expenses including attorney's fees (by Senior USDJ John T. Elfvin) Notice and copy to Mary Pat Fleming, Russell Ippolito, William B. Fenton (SG) (Entered: 04/13/1999)

April 12, 1999

April 12, 1999

Case closed (SG) (Entered: 04/13/1999)

April 12, 1999

April 12, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 25, 1999

Closing Date: 1999

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

U.S. on behalf of male and female employees allegedly discriminated against on the basis of gender

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Erie County (Erie), County

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1999 - 2004

Issues

General:

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

Male