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Case Name EEOC v. EL PASO COMPLETE PRINTING INC EE-TX-0376
Docket / Court 3:00-cv-00067-DB ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
EEOC's El Paso, TX office filed this sex discrimination lawsuit against the defendant, El Paso Complete Printing, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (El Paso)on 03/16/2000. EEOC alleged that a former female employee was disciplined for work rule violations ... read more >
EEOC's El Paso, TX office filed this sex discrimination lawsuit against the defendant, El Paso Complete Printing, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (El Paso)on 03/16/2000. EEOC alleged that a former female employee was disciplined for work rule violations based on her gender at defendant's El Paso, TX facility. EEOC also claimed that the employee was terminated after she protested against defendant's discriminatory policies. The former employee did not intervene in the lawsuit.

The parties settled and proposed consent decree less than a month after EEOC filed a partial summary judgment on 08/11/2000. The district court entered the consent decree and closed the case on 09/13/2000.

The consent decree lasted for 2 years. The defendant was required to pay $40,000 to the former employee. The defendant must also provide neutral reference and expunge the employee's personnel file of anything related to this lawsuit. Additionally, the defendant was enjoined from discriminating based on gender and retaliating against opposition in the future. Specifically, the decree stipulated that the defendant was only prohibited from discriminating against females, not males. The defendant must also post notice of its EEO policies at the El Paso facility for two years and provide no less than 60 hours of training for all supervisory personnel there. The decree required the training to significantly involve attorneys certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Yin Zheng - 06/21/2007


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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
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) El Paso Complete Printing, Inc.
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 2000 - 2002
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)
3:00-cv-00067-DB (W.D. Tex.) 09/13/2000
EE-TX-0376-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree 09/13/2000
EE-TX-0376-0001 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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