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Case Name Settlement agreement between United States and Beaumont Housing Authority EE-TX-0423
Docket / Court NA ( No Court )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
In October 1993, a female employee of the Beaumont Housing Authority (BHA) filed a complaint with the EEOC against the BHA, under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. She alleged that she was continuously and repeatedly sexually harassed by her supervisor at the BHA.

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In October 1993, a female employee of the Beaumont Housing Authority (BHA) filed a complaint with the EEOC against the BHA, under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. She alleged that she was continuously and repeatedly sexually harassed by her supervisor at the BHA.

In August 1997, the EEOC determined there was a reasonable cause to believe that the BHA discriminated against the complainant on the basis of her sex. Unable to reach a conciliation agreement, the EEOC referred the case to the DOJ.

In 2000, the United States, the BHA, the Texas Municipal League Self Insurance Fund (TMLSIF), the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool (TMLIRP) entered into a settlement agreement. Under the agreement, the BHA, the TMLSIF and the TMLIRP paid the complainant monetary damages of $44,500. The BHA also agreed that if asked to provide a reference for the complainant, it would mention the filing of the complaint and other facts surrounding the complaint.

The DOJ agreed not to institute a civil complaint based on the facts of the case. The complainant agreed to release all claims against the BHA based on the facts of the case.

Zhandos Kuderin - 07/09/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Neutral/Positive Reference
Defendant-type
Housing Authority
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Beaumont Housing Authority
Plaintiff Description United States government on behalf of a sexually harassed female employee of the Beaumont Housing Authority
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
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 Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2000
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 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)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Settlement Agreement 05/26/2000
EE-TX-0423-0001 PDF | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Gregory, Claire L. (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0423-0001
Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0423-0001
Martin, Marybeth (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0423-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Calvert, Frank David (Texas)
EE-TX-0423-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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