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Case Name EEOC v. WILLIAMSON COUNTY CABLEVISION COMPANY EE-TX-0417
Docket / Court 1:03-cv-00690-SS ( 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
In September 2003, the San Antonio District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Williamson County Cablevision Company in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas alleging discrimination on basis of national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In September 2003, the San Antonio District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Williamson County Cablevision Company in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas alleging discrimination on basis of national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The complaint alleged that the defendant terminated the charging party, a Hispanic employee, for a minor work violation while a similarly situated White employee who had committed more serious violations was not disciplined in any way. In addition, the defendant retaliated against the charging party for his participation in the investigation of a discrimination complaint. The parties settled in October 2003 shortly after the suit was filed through a consent decree.

The eight-month decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation provisions, required the defendant to provide the charging party with a neutral reference, expunge his personnel file of any negative information, post an EEOC poster in its Georgetown facility, and pay $1,000.

Michele Marxkors - 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
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Williamson County Cablevision Company
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 2003 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
1:03-cv-00690-SS (W.D. Tex.) 10/17/2003
EE-TX-0417-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2003
EE-TX-0417-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 10/17/2003
EE-TX-0417-0002.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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