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Case Name EEOC v. AUTOTRONIC CONTROLS CORPORATION EE-TX-0024
Docket / Court EP-00-CA-0136-H ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's San Antonio district office sued Autotronic Controls Corporation, an engine component manufacturer, on May 4, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however their allegations are contained in the available consent decree, ... read more >
The EEOC's San Antonio district office sued Autotronic Controls Corporation, an engine component manufacturer, on May 4, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however their allegations are contained in the available consent decree, which was signed on February 7, 2001. The EEOC alleged that Autotronic violated Title VII when it discriminated based on race (African American) by creating a hostile work environment and then retaliating against the aggrieved employee for his complaint. The settlement agreement stipulated that Autotronic would pay the aggrieved employee $87,500 in damages, post notice and distribute a pamphlet of EEO rights, provide training for all management personnel, and allow the EEOC to inspect the defendant's El Paso facilities to ensure compliance with the consent decree.

Aaron Weismann - 06/08/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Autotronic Controls Corporation
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 2001 - 2003
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)
3:00-cv-00136-HLH (W.D. Tex.) 02/07/2001
EE-TX-0024-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree 02/07/2001
EE-TX-0024-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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