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Case Name ALICIA MANSEL v. BUILDERS GYPSUM SUPPLY LLC (f/d/b/a BUILDERS GYPSUM SUPPLY CO INC) EE-TX-0059
Docket / Court 5:05-cv-00965-WRF ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The San Antonio district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Builders Gypsum Supply LLP and three individual defendants in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in September 2005. The complaint filed by the EEOC alleged harassment based on the complainant's sex, female, ... read more >
The San Antonio district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Builders Gypsum Supply LLP and three individual defendants in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in September 2005. The complaint filed by the EEOC alleged harassment based on the complainant's sex, female, and retaliation against the complainant for complaining of this sexual harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The complainant was allowed to file a complaint as an intervenor plaintiff. The EEOC and Builders Gypsum Supply entered a consent decree that was not binding on the intervenor plaintiff in May 2006.

The decree included non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the development of an anti-discrimination policy, and required that the policy would be posted. The decree also required Builders Gypsum LLP to provide a minimum of 8 hours of EEO training to all employees, officials, managers, and supervisors. The injunctive parts of the decree had a four year term. If the EEOC found non-compliance, the decree called for court enforcement and an indefinite extension of the decree. Builders Gypsum Supply agreed to issue a check for $200,000 to the intervenor plaintiff in exchange for the intervenor plaintiff signing an indemnity agreement; the intervenor plaintiff did not sign such an agreement. After some court proceedings, the suit between the intervenor plaintiff and Builders Gypsum LLP was dismissed jointly with prejudice against the defendant on July 21, 2008. This ended the case.

Justin Kanter - 05/27/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
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
Defendant(s) Builders Gypsum Supply LLP
Isreal Flores
Isreal Flores
Narciso Flores
Rigoberto Flores
Plaintiff Description The EEOC for the San Antonio District on behalf of the intervenor plaintiff and other similarly situated female employees at the facility of Builders Gypsum Supply for sexual harassment and retaliation.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Yes
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
Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 2006 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2008
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)
5:05-cv-00965-WRF (W.D. Tex.) 07/21/2008
EE-TX-0059-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2005
EE-TX-0059-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Alicia Mansel's Complaint in Intervention 01/13/2006
EE-TX-0059-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint [Plaintiff EEOC] 02/07/2006
EE-TX-0059-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 05/12/2006
EE-TX-0059-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Complaint [Plaintiff Intervenor Alicia Mansel] 06/06/2006
EE-TX-0059-0005 PDF | Detail
Order Denying Defendant's Motion to Dismiss 10/16/2006 (2006 WL 3062898) (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0059-0011 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Second Amended Complaint [Plaintiff Intervenor Alicia Mansel] 11/08/2006
EE-TX-0059-0007 PDF | Detail
Order Denying Plaintiff's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment 07/31/2007 (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0059-0008 PDF | Detail
Order Denying Defendant's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment 07/31/2007 (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0059-0009 PDF | Detail
Agreed Order of Dismissal 07/21/2008 (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0059-0010 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Furgeson, William Royal Jr. (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0059-0010 | EE-TX-0059-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Boland, Adam B (Texas)
EE-TX-0059-9000
Camp, Hope H (Texas)
EE-TX-0059-9000
Dietz, R Mark (Texas)
EE-TX-0059-9000
Fields, Warren J (Texas)
EE-TX-0059-9000
Honeyman, Virginia C (Texas)
EE-TX-0059-9000
HUber, Edmund Burke (Texas)
EE-TX-0059-9000
Russell, Carolyn Ann (Texas)
EE-TX-0059-9000
Russell, F. Denise (Texas)
EE-TX-0059-9000
Sloan, David M (Texas)
EE-TX-0059-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Duffy, Dennis P (Texas)
EE-TX-0059-9000
Yoder, Andrew J (Texas)
EE-TX-0059-9000
Other Lawyers Juarez, Edward (Texas)
EE-TX-0059-9000

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