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Case Name EEOC v. NELSON TREE SERVICE, INC. EE-LA-0061
Docket / Court 5:04-cv-02019-TS-MLH ( W.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2004, the New Orleans District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Nelson Tree Services in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, alleging that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by subjecting the charging party, a male ... read more >
In September 2004, the New Orleans District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Nelson Tree Services in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, alleging that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by subjecting the charging party, a male employee, to a sexually hostile work environment. Specifically, the charging party was subjected to sexual harassment by his male supervisor including requests for sexual favors, unwelcome sexual comments, and unwanted touching. After some discovery disputes, the parties settled through a consent decree in April 2006.

Michele Marxkors - 05/29/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
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) Nelson Tree Services, Inc.
Nelson Tree Services, 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 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
5:04-cv-02019-TS-MLH (W.D. La.) 04/18/2006
EE-LA-0061-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/28/2004
EE-LA-0061-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 04/18/2006
EE-LA-0061-0003 PDF | Detail
Judges Hornsby, Mark L. (W.D. La.) [Magistrate]
EE-LA-0061-9000
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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