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Case Name Settlement agreement between United States (on behalf of Adel Oubari) and Plano Independent School District EE-TX-0435
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 September 1998 and Novermber 1999, a Muslim employee filed two charges with the Dallas district office of the EEOC against his employer, the Plano Independent School District (PISD), under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. He alleged religious discrimination by the PISD.

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In September 1998 and Novermber 1999, a Muslim employee filed two charges with the Dallas district office of the EEOC against his employer, the Plano Independent School District (PISD), under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. He alleged religious discrimination by the PISD.

In September 1999, the EEOC determined that a reasonable cause existed to believe that the PISD discriminated and retaliated against the complainant on the basis of his religion (Islam). Unable to secure a conciliation agreement, the EEOC referred the complaint to the DOJ.

In 2002, the United States, the complainant and the PISD entered into a settlement agreement. Under the agreement, the PISD was prohibited from discrimination and agreed to reasonable accommodation of good faith religious observances and practices. The PISD was required to conduct a mandatory anti-discrimination training within 180 days of the agreement for its supervisory personnel. It was required to implement a religious accommodation policy, that included, among others, a clear statement of complaints procedures and to distribute the policy among its employees. Additionally, the PISD agreed to pay the complainant $5,000.

Zhandos Kuderin - 07/09/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reasonable Accommodation
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Defendant-type
Elementary/Secondary School
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Plano Independent School District
Plaintiff Description United States government on behalf of a Muslim employee of the Plano Independent School District
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 2002 - 2002
Case Closing Year 2002
Case Ongoing Unknown
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 06/19/2002
EE-TX-0435-0001.pdf | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Boyd, Ralph F. Jr. (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0435-0001
Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0435-0001
Toomey, Kathleen (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0435-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Modisette, Danny (Texas)
EE-TX-0435-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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