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Case Name EEOC v. WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION EE-TN-0131
Docket / Court 3:06-cv-00593 ( M.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Memphis District Office and Nashville Area Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Whirlpool Corporation in June 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The complaint alleged sexual and racial harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ... read more >
The Memphis District Office and Nashville Area Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Whirlpool Corporation in June 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The complaint alleged sexual and racial harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The complainant intervened in July 2006. In January 2008, a trial date was scheduled for February 2009. The case was ongoing in the district court as April 22, 2008.

Kevin Wilemon - 08/09/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Whirlpool Corporation
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 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)
3:06-cv-00593 (M.D. Tenn.) 04/21/2008
EE-TN-0131-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/09/2006
EE-TN-0131-0001 PDF | Detail
Complaint [Intervenor] 07/24/2006
EE-TN-0131-0002 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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