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Case Name EEOC v. Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. EE-FL-0042
Docket / Court 8:05-cv-00475-SDM-TBM ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2005, the EEOC district office in Miami, Florida brought this suit against Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group and DTG Operations, collectively Dollar Rent A Car, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The complaint states that a Black male alleged that the defendant ... read more >
In March 2005, the EEOC district office in Miami, Florida brought this suit against Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group and DTG Operations, collectively Dollar Rent A Car, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The complaint states that a Black male alleged that the defendant discriminated against him on the basis of his race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, he claimed that the defendant did not transfer him to a position for which he was qualified. This inaction, it was claimed, resulted in the complainant's eventual termination because a corporate restructuring initiative eliminated his current position. After the parties engaged in mediation and the defense failed to succeed on its motion for summary judgment, the parties settled. A consent decree was entered in September 2006.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of race, implement an EEO policy, distribute and post its anti-discrimination policy, provide EEO training, implement a complaint system, post EEO notices, retain all records of race discrimination complaints, submit semiannual compliance/complaint reports, and pay the aggrieved party $65,000. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the decree ran for three years.

Joel Pettit - 06/27/2007


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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
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.
DTG Operations, 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 2006 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
8:05-cv-00475-SDM-TBM (M.D. Fla.) 09/01/2006
EE-FL-0042-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/11/2005
EE-FL-0042-0001.pdf | Detail
Order 06/26/2006 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0042-0002.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 09/01/2006
EE-FL-0042-0003.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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