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Case Name United States v. Denver Housing EE-CO-0061
Docket / Court 1:93-cv-01993-JLK ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On September 22, 1993, the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against the Denver Housing Authority in the U.S. District Court District of Colorado. The D.O.J. sought injunctive relief, specifically requesting that the ... read more >
On September 22, 1993, the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against the Denver Housing Authority in the U.S. District Court District of Colorado. The D.O.J. sought injunctive relief, specifically requesting that the defendant be enjoined from continuing its discriminatory hiring practices and that the defendant be forced to pay a female employee back pay.

The DOJ alleged that the defendant discriminated against this female employee on the basis of her gender and unfairly terminated her employment at the Denver Housing Authority based on this discrimination.

On January 4, 1994, the court (Judge John Kane) issued a consent decree in which the defendant agreed to refrain from engaging in practices which discriminated on the basis of gender. The defendant also agreed to pay the employee $35,000 for back pay.

This case is closed. We have no further information.

Janani Iyengar - 11/21/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Defendant-type
Housing Authority
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Race
Race, unspecified
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) City of Denver
Plaintiff Description U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of a female employee of the Denver 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 Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1994 - 1996
Case Closing Year 1994
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)
1:93-cv-01993 (D. Colo.) 07/15/1999
EE-CO-0061-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
Judges Kane, John L. Jr. (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0061-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Allison, James R. (Colorado)
EE-CO-0061-9000
Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)
EE-CO-0061-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Kiovsky, Elizabeth I (Colorado)
EE-CO-0061-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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