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Case Name EEOC v. West Roofing Systems-Georgia Inc. EE-SC-0052
Docket / Court 0:07-cv-03249 ( D.S.C. )
State/Territory South Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 27, 2007, the EEOC, on behalf of a female job applicant, filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina against West Roofing Systems-Georgia Inc. alleging the company had engaged in unlawful employment practices on the basis of sex by failing ... read more >
On September 27, 2007, the EEOC, on behalf of a female job applicant, filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina against West Roofing Systems-Georgia Inc. alleging the company had engaged in unlawful employment practices on the basis of sex by failing to hire the charging party based on her sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991.



On July 25, 2008, the court (Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr.) approved a consent decree in favor of the plaintiff. The three year decree provided $12,000 in damages and enjoined the defendant from engaging in discrimination. Additionally, the decree set forth anti-retaliation provisions, required posting of EEO policy in the workplace, and a revamped hiring procedure.

David Miller - 05/26/2010


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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
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Hire
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Defendant-type
Retailer
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
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) West Roofing Systems-Georgia Inc.
Plaintiff Description Tomeka Evans - female applicant for laborer position at West Roofing Systems-Georgia Inc. who was denied due to her gender
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
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 2007 - 2010
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)
0:07−cv−03249 (D.S.C.) 07/25/2008
EE-SC-0052-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/27/2007
EE-SC-0052-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 07/25/2008 (D.S.C.)
EE-SC-0052-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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