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Case Name EEOC v. HILL BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING COMPANY, INC. EE-MS-0028
Docket / Court 3:05cv71 ( N.D. Miss. )
State/Territory Mississippi
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
EEOC's Birmingham, AL office filed this sex discrimination lawsuit against the defendant Hill Brothers Construction & Engineering Co, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi (Western Division) on 06/13/2005. The defendant is a full-service construction ... read more >
EEOC's Birmingham, AL office filed this sex discrimination lawsuit against the defendant Hill Brothers Construction & Engineering Co, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi (Western Division) on 06/13/2005. The defendant is a full-service construction company performing civil and defense, public and private construction work in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee. The EEOC alleged on behalf of a female truck driver formerly employed at defendant's Falkner, Mississippi facility that the defendant failed to re-hire her because of her gender. The EEOC claimed that the defendant did not recall the employee but hired lesser qualified male truck drivers.

The parties went through two days of jury trial, at the end of which the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff. The jury awarded $10,400 in back pay to the plaintiff.

Justin Kanter - 06/13/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) Hill Brothers Construction & Engineering Company, 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
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
3:05-cv-00071-NBB (N.D. Miss.) 02/05/2007
EE-MS-0028-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/13/2005
EE-MS-0028-0001 PDF | Detail
Order 11/14/2006 (N.D. Miss.)
EE-MS-0028-0002 PDF | Detail
Judgment in a Civil Case 11/16/2006 (N.D. Miss.)
EE-MS-0028-0003 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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