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Case Name EEOC v. Oxycare Plus, Inc. EE-TX-0258
Docket / Court 5:03-cv-00243 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2003, the EEOC district office of El Paso, Texas brought this suit against Oxycare Plus, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The complaint alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It was alleged that the ... read more >
In September 2003, the EEOC district office of El Paso, Texas brought this suit against Oxycare Plus, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The complaint alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It was alleged that the defendant unlawfully limited the aggrieved employee's hours by denying her the right to work weekends or to work on an "on call" basis. It was also alleged that the employee was unlawfully discharged. After the initial complaint and answer, the parties jointly moved for a consent decree.

The consent decree's conditions were as follows: defendent must (1) pay the aggrieved employee $38,000, (2) issue a neutral recommendation letter, (3) provide a working environment free of sex discrimination, (4) post notices stating the defendant's policy not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, or national origin, (5) and provide not less than 3 hours of training for its employees explaining the law of employment discrimination and the effects of such discrimination. Each party had to bear its own costs.

Joel Pettit - 05/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
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) Oxycare Plus, 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 2004 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
5:03-cv-00243 (N.D. Tex.) 06/01/2004
EE-TX-0258-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/26/2003
EE-TX-0258-0001 PDF | Detail
Order Granting Parties' Joint Motion for Entry of Consent Decree 06/01/2004 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0258-0005 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 06/01/2004
EE-TX-0258-0006 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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