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Case Name EEOC v. PRIME PLACEMENT, INC. EE-TX-0284
Docket / Court 9:99CV 147 ( E.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
The EEOC's Houston district office sued Prime Placement, Inc. and East Texas Temporaries, Inc. on June 25, 1999 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex by failing to refer a ... read more >
The EEOC's Houston district office sued Prime Placement, Inc. and East Texas Temporaries, Inc. on June 25, 1999 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex by failing to refer a female employee for an occupation it considered a "man's job." The parties entered into a consent decree on May 12, 2000, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $3,000 in damages, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, maintain thorough records of its business dealings, allow the EEOC to inspect these records and interview employees, and advertise that the defendant is an EEO employer.

Aaron Weismann - 07/03/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Discrimination Prohibition
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Monitoring
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Recordkeeping
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) East Texas Temporaries, Inc.
Prime Placement, 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 - 2003
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)
9:99-cv-00147-JH (E.D. Tex.) 05/24/2000
EE-TX-0284-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/25/1999
EE-TX-0284-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Complaint 05/12/2000
EE-TX-0284-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 05/12/2000
EE-TX-0284-0003 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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