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Case Name United States of America v. Greenwood Community School Corporation EE-IN-0119
Docket / Court 1:03-cv-01055-DFH-TAB ( S.D. Ind. )
State/Territory Indiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On July 18, 2003, the United States filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana against Greenwood Community School Corporation. The plaintiff asked the court for remedial and injunctive relief, alleging ... read more >
On July 18, 2003, the United States filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana against Greenwood Community School Corporation. The plaintiff asked the court for remedial and injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant discriminated on the basis of sex by refusing to promote an employee because he was male.

The complaint alleges that the Greenwood Community School Corporation discriminated on the basis of sex by: (1) failing to promote an employee when a position became vacant because he filed a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission around July 2000 alleging that the defendant denied him the position because of sex and (2) failing or refusing to take appropriate action to remedy the effects of the discriminatory treatment.

On July 28, 2003, the District Court (Judge David Frank Hamilton) entered the consent decree agreed upon by the parties. The court ordered injunctive relief as follows: (1) defendant will not retaliate against any person because they have opposed unlawful policies or practices, filed a charge or internal complaint, or given testimony in any investigation proceeding under Title VII; (2) defendant will revise its policies against discrimination and harassment to expressly prohibit retaliatory harassment; (3) defendant will provide training on Title VII to supervisors and administrators who are involved in the hiring process; and (4) defendant shall offer the employee the vacant position, including job benefits.

This case is closed.

Erin Forman - 11/04/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Defendant-type
Elementary/Secondary School
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Greenwood Community School Corporation
Plaintiff Description United States of America, on behalf of a male school employee
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2003 - n/a
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
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  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
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Docket(s)
1:03-cv-01055 (S.D. Ind.) 07/28/2003
EE-IN-0119-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 07/18/2003
EE-IN-0119-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 07/28/2003
EE-IN-0119-0002.pdf | Detail
Judges Hamilton, David Frank (Seventh Circuit, S.D. Ind.)
EE-IN-0119-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brent, Derrick L. (District of Columbia)
EE-IN-0119-0001 | EE-IN-0119-0002
Brooks, Susan W. (Indiana)
EE-IN-0119-0001 | EE-IN-0119-9000
Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)
EE-IN-0119-0001
Pecinovsky, Steven J. (District of Columbia)
EE-IN-0119-0002
Zengler, Jill E. (Indiana)
EE-IN-0119-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Nies, Joyce (Indiana)
EE-IN-0119-0002
Other Lawyers None on record

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