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Case Name EEOC v. FIRST AID PRODUCTS ET AL EE-TX-0252
Docket / Court H-03-3289 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Houston office sued First Aid Products LP, a subsidiary of Nutramax Products, and Nutramax Products itself, a national health care product manufacturer, on August 18, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The EEOC's complaint alleged that First Aid and ... read more >
The EEOC's Houston office sued First Aid Products LP, a subsidiary of Nutramax Products, and Nutramax Products itself, a national health care product manufacturer, on August 18, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The EEOC's complaint alleged that First Aid and Nutramax violated Title VII when they discriminated against an employees based on sex (female) by creating a hostile work environment and promoted disparate terms, privileges, and conditions of employment. The parties arrived at a settlement in late October 2004 and the court entered a consent decree on December 1, 2004.

The consent decree stipulated that the defendants would not discriminate in the future, create hostile work environments, or retaliate against employees, pay the aggrieved employee $19,000 in damages, provide Title VII compliance training to its Houston employees, adopt a sexual harassment policy, report sexual harassment complaints to the EEOC, and post a notice of compliance with Title VII.

Aaron Weismann - 06/04/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Auditing
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
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) First Aid Products LP
Nutramax Products, 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 - 2006
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)
4:03-cv-03289 (S.D. Tex.) 12/22/2004
EE-TX-0252-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint and Jury Trial Demand 08/18/2003
EE-TX-0252-0001 PDF | Detail
Amended Complaint 09/04/2003
EE-TX-0252-0002 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 12/01/2004
EE-TX-0252-0003 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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