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Case Name EEOC v. Whit-Cor Masonry, Inc. EE-KY-0032
Docket / Court 5:02-cv-00319-EHJ ( W.D. Ky. )
State/Territory Kentucky
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In November 2002, the EEOC district office in Indianapolis, Indiana brought this suit against Whit-Cor Masonry, Inc., a general masonry contract firm, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. Although the complaint is unavailable, the consent decree states that a Black male ... read more >
In November 2002, the EEOC district office in Indianapolis, Indiana brought this suit against Whit-Cor Masonry, Inc., a general masonry contract firm, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. Although the complaint is unavailable, the consent decree states that a Black male applicant alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it refused to hire him. After virtually no discovery, the parties settled and consent decree was entered in February 2004.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the aggrieved male $5,375.00, refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of race, develop and post an anti-discrimination policy, provide EEO training, and post an exhibit that is currently unavailable. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement ran for one year.

Joel Pettit - 07/18/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
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) Whit-Cor Masonry, 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 2004 - 2005
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
5:02-cv-00319-EHJ (W.D. Ky.) 02/24/2004
EE-KY-0032-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 02/19/2004
EE-KY-0032-0001 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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