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Case Name EEOC v. MINORPLANET SYSTEMS USA LIMITED EE-TX-0228
Docket / Court 4:04-cv-02521 ( S.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 June 2004, the EEOC district office in Houston, Texas brought this suit against Minorplanet Systems USA, LTD. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The complaint is currently unavailable. However, the consent decree states that a male employee claimed he was retaliated ... read more >
In June 2004, the EEOC district office in Houston, Texas brought this suit against Minorplanet Systems USA, LTD. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The complaint is currently unavailable. However, the consent decree states that a male employee claimed he was retaliated against, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, when he complained to supervisors that he felt the defendant employed discriminatory hiring procedures.

In November of 2004, the parties settled, and a consent decree was entered stating that the defendant must (1) not discriminate or retaliate on the basis of race, (2) post EEO notices in its Houston facility, (3) provide EEO training for all its hiring and managerial staff, and (4) provide the aggrieved employee with a neutral reference. The terms of the agreement were to run for 2 and 1/2 years. No monetary damages were awarded.

Jason Chester - 06/10/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
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) Minorplanet Systems USA, LTD
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 Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2004 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
4:04-cv-02521 (S.D. Tex.) 12/03/2004
EE-TX-0228-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Memorandum and Order Regarding Discovery Motions, Motions for Summary Judgment, and Analogous Motions to Dismiss 07/12/2004 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0228-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 11/12/2004
EE-TX-0228-0002 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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