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Case Name EEOC v. HOUDA INC (d/b/a UNIVERSITY SHELL CENTER) EE-TX-0165
Docket / Court 3:97-cv-01243 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Dallas District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Houda Inc., doing business as University Shell Center, in May 1997, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The suit alleged that Houda Inc., discriminated against the complainant based on his age, 82, and ... read more >
The Dallas District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Houda Inc., doing business as University Shell Center, in May 1997, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The suit alleged that Houda Inc., discriminated against the complainant based on his age, 82, and discharged him from his job, in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("ADEA"). The parties settled and the suit was resolved with a consent decree in September 1997. The complainant was given $12,500, his employment record was expunged to show that he voluntarily resigned, and Houda was required to give a neutral reference with regard to future employers asking about the complainant. In addition the defendant agreed to not violate the ADEA as well as allow the EEOC to notify the manager of its University Shell Center of the ADEA requirements.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/11/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Houda 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 not on record
Case Closing Year 1997
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)
3:97-cv-01243 (N.D. Tex.) 09/18/1997
EE-TX-0165-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree 09/18/1997
EE-TX-0165-0001.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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