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Case Name EEOC v. KEN MADDOX HEATING & A/C, INC. EE-IN-0062
Docket / Court 1:03 CV 1435 LJM-WTL ( S.D. Ind. )
State/Territory Indiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2003, the Indianapolis District Office of the EEOC brought this action against Ken Maddox Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana alleging violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on the basis of sex. Specifically, ... read more >
In September 2003, the Indianapolis District Office of the EEOC brought this action against Ken Maddox Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana alleging violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on the basis of sex. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant provided the charging party, a male employee, with a health insurance policy that covers major medical expenses but does not provide coverage for expenses related to pregnancy and childbirth. After some scheduling orders, the parties entered into a settlement agreement in March 2004.

Under the terms of the settlement agreement, the defendant agreed to pay the charging party $11,000 in damages as reimbursement for medical expenses not covered by the health insurance plan. In addition, the decree contained non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses and required the defendant to: give the charging party a neutral reference, revise its health insurance policy to include coverage for pregnancy and childbirth, and to provide a written notification of the revision to its employees.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/04/2007


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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
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
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) Ken Maddox Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 Voluntary Dismissal
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)
1:03-cv-01435-LJM-WTL (S.D. Ind.) 03/30/2004
EE-IN-0062-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/30/2003
EE-IN-0062-0001.pdf | Detail
Settlement Agreement 03/23/2004
EE-IN-0062-0002.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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