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Case Name EEOC v. HLF STAFFING, INC. dba LABOR FORCE EE-TX-0161
Docket / Court H-99-2005 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 1999, the EEOC district office in Houston, Texas brought this suit against HLF Staffing, Inc., a temporary employment placement firm, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Although the complaint is not currently available, the consent decree states that the ... read more >
In June 1999, the EEOC district office in Houston, Texas brought this suit against HLF Staffing, Inc., a temporary employment placement firm, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Although the complaint is not currently available, the consent decree states that the allegations were violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 based on racial discrimination. After some initial scheduling conferences, the parties settled the case and a consent decree was entered in October 2000.

The consent decree stated that the defendant must (1) not discriminate or retaliate against any person because his or her race; (2) conspicuously post a notice stating that that it is committed to the principles of Title VII; (3) provide Title VII training to all of its employees; (4) pay the aggrieved employee $10,000 in satisfaction of all claims relating to this litigation; and (5) must notify the aggrieved employee that she will no longer be utilize the services provided by the defendant to find employment.

Joel Pettit - 06/02/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) HLF Staffing, 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 2000 - 2001
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
H-99-2005 (S.D. Tex.) 10/13/2000
EE-TX-0161-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order of Dismissal on Settlement Announcement 08/25/2000 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0161-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 05/15/2007
EE-TX-0161-0002.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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