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Case Name EEOC v. CENTEX-ROONEY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC EE-NC-0019
Docket / Court 1:04-cv-00853-WLO ( M.D. N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2004, the EEOC district office in Charlotte, North Carolina brought this case against the Centex-Rooney Construction Company, a general construction firm, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. The complaint states that a female alleged that the ... read more >
In September 2004, the EEOC district office in Charlotte, North Carolina brought this case against the Centex-Rooney Construction Company, a general construction firm, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. The complaint states that a female alleged that the defendant unlawfully discriminated against her on the basis of her religion in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, she alleged that she was hired as a general laborer, found out that laborers had to wear pants, told her new boss that she could not wear pants due to her Christian beliefs, and was promptly terminated. After limited discovery and a mediation session, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in September 2005.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of religion, pay the aggrieved employee $15,000, implement an anti-discrimination policy, post and distribute its anti-discrimination policy, post an EEO notice, and provide EEO training. 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
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Religion 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) Centex-Rooney Construction Company, 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 - 2008
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)
1:04-cv-00853-WLO (M.D. N.C.) 09/21/2005
EE-NC-0019-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/20/2004
EE-NC-0019-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 09/21/2005
EE-NC-0019-0002 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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