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Case Name EEOC v. SPECIALIZED INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE EE-LA-0078
Docket / Court 3:99-cv-00365-RET ( M.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In May 1999, the EEOC district office in New Orleans, Louisiana brought this suit against Specialized Industrial Maintenance in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. The complaint states that a female alleged that the defendant unlawfully discriminated against her because ... read more >
In May 1999, the EEOC district office in New Orleans, Louisiana brought this suit against Specialized Industrial Maintenance in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. The complaint states that a female alleged that the defendant unlawfully discriminated against her because of her sex when it refused to hire her for a welder position. After some cursory discovery, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in April 2000.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the aggrieved female $6,750, refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of sex, provide EEO training, and submit semiannual reports to the EEOC outlining the number of women rejected for construction trade jobs and why. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement ran for two years.

Joel Pettit - 07/06/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
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) Specialized Industrial Maintenance
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 - 2002
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)
3:99-cv-00365-RET (M.D. La.) 05/07/2002
EE-LA-0078-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 05/03/1999
EE-LA-0078-0001 PDF | Detail
Ruling and Order 02/25/2000 (M.D. La.)
EE-LA-0078-0002 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 04/14/2000
EE-LA-0078-0003 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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