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Case Name EEOC v. MOLL INDUSTRIES EE-NC-0136
Docket / Court 1:06-CV-00836 ( M.D. N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006, the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court, North Carolina Middle District, against Moll Industries. The suit alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by terminating a female employee because she was pregnant. The ... read more >
In September 2006, the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court, North Carolina Middle District, against Moll Industries. The suit alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by terminating a female employee because she was pregnant. The employee, who had been hired by the defendant through a staffing agency, was 29 weeks pregnant. When she reported to work, she was fired within an hour.

The case was settled and resolved by a consent decree in April of 2007. The decree awarded the complainant $20,000 and provided for injunctive relief as well. Moll Industries was ordered to expunge the complainant's record, and was required to develop new anti-discrimination policies, procedures, and training programs.

Jason Chester - 05/23/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Moll Industries, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
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 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
1:06-cv-00836-JAB-RAE (M.D. N.C.) 04/20/2007
EE-NC-0136-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/26/2006
EE-NC-0136-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 04/20/2007
EE-NC-0136-0002.pdf | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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