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Case Name EEOC v. APPALACHIAN OIL COMPANY INC EE-TN-0009
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-00303 ( E.D. Tenn )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 2004, the Memphis office of the EEOC brought this suit against Appalachian Oil Co., Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimants because of their sex in violation of Title VII of the ... read more >
In August 2004, the Memphis office of the EEOC brought this suit against Appalachian Oil Co., Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimants because of their sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. More specifically, the defendant subjected the defendant to sexual harassment and constructive discharge. The case settled by consent decree in September 2005.

The three year consent decree required the defendant to pay the claimants $17,000 in damages, refrain from discrimination and retaliation, provide neutral references for the claimants, provide training for all supervisory and non-supervisory employees, post notice, and give a compliance report to the EEOC.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/11/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
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
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) Appalachian Oil Co., 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)
2:04-cv-00303 (E.D. Tenn) 09/29/2005
EE-TN-0009-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/23/2004
EE-TN-0009-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 09/29/2005
EE-TN-0009-0002 PDF | Detail
Judges Inman, Dennis H. (E.D. Tenn) [Magistrate]
EE-TN-0009-9000
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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