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Case Name Settlement agreement between United States (on behalf of Carlos Perez) and District of Columbia Public Schools EE-DC-0029
Docket / Court NA ( No Court )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On October 4, 2000, a teacher of Hispanic origin filed a charge (100-A1-0032) with the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights and Washington D.C. area office of the EEOC against District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2(a)(1). The plaintiff alleged ... read more >
On October 4, 2000, a teacher of Hispanic origin filed a charge (100-A1-0032) with the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights and Washington D.C. area office of the EEOC against District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2(a)(1). The plaintiff alleged discrimination on the basis of national origin (Hispanic), which occurred when the DCPS failed to promote him. On or about July 24, 2002, EEOC issued a determination letter finding reasonable cause to believe that DCPS had discriminated against the plaintiff. After conciliation failed, EEOC referred the charge to the DOJ.

On September 28, 2005, the DOJ, the complainant and DCPS entered into a private settlement agreement. Under the agreement, none of the parties made any admissions. DCPS promised not to retaliate in any way against the complainant because he filed the charge or participated in the proceedings. DCPS promised a different classification of the complainant's job, with the same description, duties and responsibilities as his position at the time, and with an annual salary of $55,850. DCPS also had to pay the plaintiff a monetary award in the amount of $27,925, no later than October 31, 2005. DOJ promised not to bring any claim or action under the factual circumstances of the case. The complainant also signed a release form, releasing any claims alleging employment discrimination arising out of the facts of the case.

Zhandos Kuderin - 07/08/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Promotion
Retaliation Prohibition
Utilize objective job description
Defendant-type
Elementary/Secondary School
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Hispanic
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) District of Columbia Public Schools
Plaintiff Description United States government on behalf of a teacher of Hispanic origin, discriminated against on the basis of his national origin.
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 2005 - 2005
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
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General Documents
Settlement Agreement between the United States Department of Justice, Carlos Perez and District of Columbia Public Schools 09/28/2005
EE-DC-0029-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Employment Litigation Section
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Avila, David Pablo (District of Columbia)
EE-DC-0029-0001
Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)
EE-DC-0029-0001
Schlozman, Bradley (District of Columbia)
EE-DC-0029-0001
Woodard, Karen D. (District of Columbia)
EE-DC-0029-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Pierson, Ericka (District of Columbia)
EE-DC-0029-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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