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Case Name EEOC v. BANK OF OKLAHOMA EE-OK-0006
Docket / Court 03-CV-657-EA-C ( N.D. Okla. )
State/Territory Oklahoma
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2003, the EEOC's Dallas District Office (with participation from the Oklahoma Area Office) brought this suit against the Bank of Oklahoma alleging discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant ... read more >
In September 2003, the EEOC's Dallas District Office (with participation from the Oklahoma Area Office) brought this suit against the Bank of Oklahoma alleging discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant retaliated against the charging party, a male sales manager, by terminating him after he expressed his support for a charge of sexual harassment made by a former regional manager. The charging party intervened in the suit in December 2003. After several discovery disputes and a settlement conference, the plaintiff filed a motion for partial summary judgment in September 2004, followed by a motion for summary judgment by the defendant in October 2004. After the plaintiff's motion was partially granted and the defendant's motion was denied in January 2005, the parties settled through a consent decree a few months later in March.

The three-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to post a notice of employees' rights and provide annual Title VII training for all its managers and supervisors. The defendant also agreed to provide the charging party with a neutral reference, expunge his personnel file, and pay him $262,500.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/07/2007


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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
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
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) Bank of Oklahoma
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 2005 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2005
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-00657-CVE-PJC (N.D. Okla.) 04/26/2005
EE-OK-0006-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/24/2003
EE-OK-0006-0001 PDF | Detail
Intervenor Complaint 12/10/2003
EE-OK-0006-0002 PDF | Detail
Order [Partial Summary Judgment] 01/14/2005 (N.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0006-0003 PDF | Detail
Order [Summary Judgment] 01/18/2005 (N.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0006-0004 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 03/08/2005
EE-OK-0006-0005 PDF | Detail
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report 03/31/2005
EE-OK-0006-0006 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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