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Case Name EEOC v. RENTOWN EE-GA-0075
Docket / Court 6:03-cv-0078 ( S.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Atlanta district office filed suit against L.A. Waters Furniture Company on June 27, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Waters violated Title VII when it discriminated against the intervenor employee, who intervened on ... read more >
The EEOC's Atlanta district office filed suit against L.A. Waters Furniture Company on June 27, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Waters violated Title VII when it discriminated against the intervenor employee, who intervened on August 11, 2003, based on sex (female) by fostering an environment in which she was sexually harassed and retaliated against her when she complained about her treatment. In March 2004, Waters filed a motion for summary judgment, which was never resolved. On April 8, 2004, the parties settled and the consent decree was placed under seal.

Aaron Weismann - 05/31/2007


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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
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) L.A. Waters Furniture Company, 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 Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
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)
6:03-cv-00078-BAE (S.D. Ga.) 04/20/2004
EE-GA-0075-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/27/2003
EE-GA-0075-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Intervenor's Complaint 08/11/2003
EE-GA-0075-0002 PDF | Detail
Order 04/08/2004 (S.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0075-0003 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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