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Case Name EEOC v. TOTAL PETROLEUM, INC. EE-OK-0040
Docket / Court 5:98-cv-01274-W ( W.D. Okla. )
State/Territory Oklahoma
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 Oklahoma Area Office sued TPI Petroleum, Inc., a mid-west petroleum refiner, on September 16, 1998 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however the contents of its complaint is summarized in the consent decree, filed on ... read more >
The EEOC's Oklahoma Area Office sued TPI Petroleum, Inc., a mid-west petroleum refiner, on September 16, 1998 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however the contents of its complaint is summarized in the consent decree, filed on February 1, 2000. The EEOC alleged that TPI violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex (female) by creating a hostile work environment for the intervenor, who intervened in November 1998, which lead to her constructive discharge. The settlement agreement stipulated that TPI would pay the intervenor $100,000 in damages, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, provide Title VII compliance training for its employees, expunge the intervenor's employment record and provide a neutral reference for the intervenor.

Aaron Weismann - 06/13/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Carl Nelson
David Goodbary
Mike Moore
Mike Nickells
Tim Bunch
TPI Petrolium, Inc.
Valerie Mendoza
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status granted Unknown
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 2000 - 2001
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
5:98-cv-01274-W (W.D. Okla.) 02/01/2000
EE-OK-0040-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree 02/01/2000
EE-OK-0040-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Couch, Valerie K. (W.D. Okla.) [Magistrate]
EE-OK-0040-9000
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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