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Case Name EEOC v. VIRCO MFG. CORPORATION EE-AR-0053
Docket / Court 4:97-cv-00804-ETR ( E.D. Ark. )
State/Territory Arkansas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Memphis Office of the EEOC filed this action in the District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The Defendant was Virco Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer and supplier of furniture and equipment for K-12 schools. The controversy involved the alleged harassment of an employee based ... read more >
The Memphis Office of the EEOC filed this action in the District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The Defendant was Virco Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer and supplier of furniture and equipment for K-12 schools. The controversy involved the alleged harassment of an employee based on his national origin (Mexican) in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lawsuit was filed in September 1997 and was eventually resolved by voluntary settlement - first in June of 1998 with the complainant, and then in July 1998 with the EEOC. The complainant intervened in the case, but his relief is unknown as only the EEOC's settlement was available. According to the EEOC's consent decree, the company had to provide a training seminar, post a notice, and report to the EEOC. The decree was to last for one year.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/15/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
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) Virco Manufacturing Corp.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 1998 - 1999
Case Closing Year 1998
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)
4:97-cv-00804-ETR (E.D. Ark.) 07/08/1998
EE-AR-0053-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order 06/22/1998 (E.D. Ark.)
EE-AR-0053-0002.pdf | Detail
Settlement Agreement 07/08/1998
EE-AR-0053-0001.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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