University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Ebbert v. Nassau County
January 10, 2012
Late in 2011, a class of female employees of the Nassau County New York Police Department, represented by private counsel, settled their six-year litigation to enforce their right to pay and employment opportunities equal to those of their male counterparts. On December 22, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York approved a $7,000,000 class settlement. No injunctive relief was included in the settlement.

Many equal employment cases are brought by the EEOC or the U.S. Department of Justice, but most of these cases are litigated by private attorneys. You can find other large-scale private employment discrimination class actions in this Clearinghouse special collection.

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