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Case Name EEOC v. GALLIANO MARINE SERVICE et al EE-LA-0027
Docket / Court 2:00-cv-02841-EEF-ALC ( E.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The New Orleans office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, against Galliano Marine Service, d/b/a Edison Chouest Offshore, L.L.C. The complaint, filed in September 2000, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil ... read more >
The New Orleans office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, against Galliano Marine Service, d/b/a Edison Chouest Offshore, L.L.C. The complaint, filed in September 2000, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant had subjected charging party to a sexually hostile work environment. The charging party intervened in November 2000 and in October 2001 the EEOC moved for partial summary judgment. The motion for partial summary judgment was never ruled on because the parties settled and a consent decree was signed by the judge in December 2001.

The decree, valid for 2 years, required Defendant to devise a workplace harassment and discrimination procedure so that individuals can make complaints while the ship is at sea, post a notice of non-discrimination at its facility, provide annual EEOC training to all employees, and comply with the prohibition against discrimination and retaliation under Title VII.

Elizabeth Glassman - 06/22/2007


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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
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Galliano Marine Service, L.L.C.
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 2001 - 2003
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
2:00-cv-02841-EEF-ALC (E.D. La.) 01/04/2002
EE-LA-0027-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Order [Regarding Plaintiff's Motion to Compel] 03/15/2001 (E.D. La.)
EE-LA-0027-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 12/10/2001
EE-LA-0027-0002 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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