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Case Name EEOC v. SEAPAC, INC. EE-TX-0322
Docket / Court H-99-4525 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In December 1999, the Houston District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Seapac, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. We do not have a copy of the complaint, but it appears from the final judgment that the complaint alleged discrimination on the basis of ... read more >
In December 1999, the Houston District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Seapac, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. We do not have a copy of the complaint, but it appears from the final judgment that the complaint alleged discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After two settlement conferences and some discovery, the two parties settled the case in January 2001.

The agreed final judgment, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to pay the charging party $10,000 and to designate an EEO Coordinator to investigate all internal EEO complaints. In addition, the defendant agreed to: establish a private phone line for receiving EEO complaints, notify employees of their rights, post a notice of rights, and provide annual Title VII training for its managers.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/06/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
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) Seapac, 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
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
4:99-cv-04525 (S.D. Tex.) 01/08/2001
EE-TX-0322-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Final Judgment 01/08/2001 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0322-0001 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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