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Case Name EEOC v. SODD ENTERPRISES INC et al EE-TX-0348
Docket / Court 3:04-cv-01754 ( N.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 August 2004, the Dallas District Office brought this suit against Sodd Enterprises, Inc. (owner of Sodd Electric Co., Inc.) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In August 2004, the Dallas District Office brought this suit against Sodd Enterprises, Inc. (owner of Sodd Electric Co., Inc.) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the charging party, a black employee, by subjecting him to a racially hostile work environment and terminating him in retaliation for his complaints of the harassment. After some scheduling orders, the parties settled in March 2005 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree prohibited the defendant from discriminating and retaliating and required the defendant to: post a Title VII notice, inform its employees quarterly of its complaint procedure and the consequences of discriminating, provide Title VII training for its employees, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and pay the charging party $50,000.

Jason Chester - 07/09/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
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
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) Sodd Electric Co., Inc.
Sodd Enterprises, Inc.
Sodd Enterprises, 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 2005 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2005
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-01754 (N.D. Tex.) 03/31/2005
EE-TX-0348-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 08/12/2004
EE-TX-0348-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 03/31/2005
EE-TX-0348-0002 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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