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Case Name EEOC v. Hannah Motors Company EE-WA-0032
Docket / Court 3:03-cv-05531-RBL ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
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 Seattle district office sued Hannah Motors Company and an offending manager, on October 6, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendants violated Title VII when they discriminated against the two intervenors, who ... read more >
The EEOC's Seattle district office sued Hannah Motors Company and an offending manager, on October 6, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendants violated Title VII when they discriminated against the two intervenors, who intervened in December 2003, based on sex (female) by creating a hostile work environment, discharged one in retaliation for her complaint about her treatment, and constructively discharged the other. The parties settled their dispute through a consent agreement on March 30, 2005. The consent decree stipulated that the defendant would pay the plaintiffs $575,000 in damages, provide EEO training for its employees, post notice of EEO rights, adhere to their EEO policy and report complaints and progress on their compliance with the consent decree to the EEOC semi-annually.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/08/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
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
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) Bryan Lindsay
Bryan Lindsay
Hannah Motors Company
Hannah Motors 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 2005 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
3:03-cv-05531-RBL (W.D. Wash.) 03/30/2005
EE-WA-0032-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2003
EE-WA-0032-0001.pdf | Detail
Complaint for Damages [Intervenor Complaint] 12/08/2003
EE-WA-0032-0002.pdf | Detail
Amended Complaint for Damages [Intervenor Plaintiffs] 03/26/2004
EE-WA-0032-0003.pdf | Detail
Order [Regarding Plaintiff-Intervenors' Motion to Compel Discovery] 09/22/2004 (W.D. Wash.)
EE-WA-0032-0004.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 03/28/2005
EE-WA-0032-0005.pdf | Detail
Order Approving Consent Decree 03/30/2005
EE-WA-0032-0006.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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