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Case Name EEOC v. LSRWM CORP dba RWM CASTERS EE-NC-0064
Docket / Court 3:04CV502 ( W.D.N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Charlotte District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, against LSRWM Corporation, d/b/a RWM Casters Company. The complaint, filed in September 2004, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil ... read more >
The Charlotte District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, against LSRWM Corporation, d/b/a RWM Casters Company. The complaint, filed in September 2004, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the Defendant had subjected the charging party to a sexually hostile work environment and then discharged her in retaliation for her opposition to sexual harassment and her filing of a Title VII discrimination charge.

The case was referred to mediation in September of 2006 and in January 2007 the parties agreed to a consent decree. The decree, which was valid for 2 years, prohibited the Defendant from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII, and required the Defendant to pay the charging party the sum of $40,000, provide the charging party with a neutral employment reference, eliminate from the charging party's employment records any and all documents relating to EEOC charges, revise its current anti-discrimination policy and distribute the revised policy to its employees, post a notice of non-discrimination at its facility, and provide annual Title VII training to all of its employees.

Shankar Viswanathan - 06/21/2007


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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
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
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
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) LSRWM Corporation
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 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
3:04-cv-00502 (W.D.N.C.) 02/05/2007
EE-NC-0064-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/30/2004
EE-NC-0064-0001 PDF | Detail
Amended Complaint 05/15/2006
EE-NC-0064-0002 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 02/05/2007
EE-NC-0064-0003 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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