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Case Name EEOC v. Bright Petroleum Inc. EE-IN-0131
Docket / Court 13-cv-00205 ( S.D. Ind. )
State/Territory Indiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In December 2013, the Indianapolis District office of the EEOC brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, under title VII of 42 U.S.C § 2000e against Bright Petroleum. In this case, Bright Petroleum subjected a female employee to unwarranted scrutiny, ... read more >
In December 2013, the Indianapolis District office of the EEOC brought this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, under title VII of 42 U.S.C § 2000e against Bright Petroleum. In this case, Bright Petroleum subjected a female employee to unwarranted scrutiny, discipline, and discharged her because she had filed and maintained a charge of sex discrimination with the EEOC. The EEOC asked the court for: (a) a permanent injunction enjoining Bright Petroleum from engaging in retaliatory or any other employment discrimination practices; (b) an order for Bright Petroleum to institute and carry out policies, practices and programs which provide equal employment opportunities, (c) order Bright Petroleum to compensate to a discharged employee, and (d) pay punitive damages.

The case is ongoing.

Kowa Takata - 09/25/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Bright Petroleum Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a worker.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
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)
4:13−cv−00205 (S.D. Ind.) 09/17/2014
EE-IN-0131-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 12/23/2013
EE-IN-0131-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Bright Petroleum Inc. Sued by EEOC for Retaliation 12/24/2013
EE-IN-0131-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: EEOC.gov
Judges Barker, Sarah Evans (S.D. Ind.)
EE-IN-0131-9000
Hussmann, William G. Jr. (S.D. Ind.) [Magistrate]
EE-IN-0131-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Edmonds, Nancy Dean (Indiana)
EE-IN-0131-0001 | EE-IN-0131-9000
Eisele, Michelle (Indiana)
EE-IN-0131-0001 | EE-IN-0131-9000
McFerren, Aimee Lynn (Kentucky)
EE-IN-0131-9000
Young, Laurie A (Indiana)
EE-IN-0131-0001 | EE-IN-0131-0002 | EE-IN-0131-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Watson, John H. (Indiana)
EE-IN-0131-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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