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Case Name EEOC v. TOUCHSTAR TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C. EE-OK-0041
Docket / Court CVI-01-763-L ( W.D. Okla. )
State/Territory Oklahoma
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Oklahoma City Area Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, against Touchstar Americas and related businesses. The complaint, filed in May 2001, alleged national origin discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights ... read more >
The Oklahoma City Area Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, against Touchstar Americas and related businesses. The complaint, filed in May 2001, alleged national origin discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that the Defendant had subjected charging party to a hostile work environment and terminated him because of his national origin, Hispanic. In December 2002, the Defendant filed for summary judgment and the EEOC fild for partial summary judgment. In February 2003, Defendants motion was granted in part and denied in part, and the EEOC's motion was granted.

In March 2003 the parties entered into a consent decree. The decree was valid for two years and required Defendant to: pay charging party $25,000, expunge the charging party's employment record, provide the charging party with a neutral employment reference, provide semi-annual EEO training to its employees, post an anti-discrimination notice at its facility, and report to the EEOC regularly about its compliance with the decree. The Defendant was also enjoined from discriminating in violation of Title VII.

Elizabeth Glassman - 07/05/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
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
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Touchstar Americas
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 2003 - 2005
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
5:01-cv-00763-HE (W.D. Okla.) 03/14/2003
EE-OK-0041-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order [regarding discovery disputes] 09/04/2002 (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0041-0001.pdf | Detail
Order [regarding discovery] 10/11/2002 (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0041-0002.pdf | Detail
Order [regarding motion for summary judgment] 02/24/2003 (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0041-0003.pdf | Detail
Order [regarding motion for partial summary judgment] 02/24/2003 (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0041-0004.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 03/14/2003
EE-OK-0041-0005.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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