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Case Name EEOC v. H. DAHLBY COMPANY EE-WA-0022
Docket / Court 2:99-cv-01442-JCC ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1999, the EEOC district office in Seattle, Washington brought this suit against the H. Dahlby Company in the U.S. district Court for the Western District of Washington. The suit alleged that the defendant sexually harassed, retaliated against, and constructively discharged a male ... read more >
In September 1999, the EEOC district office in Seattle, Washington brought this suit against the H. Dahlby Company in the U.S. district Court for the Western District of Washington. The suit alleged that the defendant sexually harassed, retaliated against, and constructively discharged a male employee because of his sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Six months after the defendant answered the complaint, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in March 2000.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the aggrieved male $39,000, refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of sex, improve and strengthen its anti-discrimination policy, distribute the policy, implement a complaint procedure, provide a total of four hours of EEO training, post an EEO notice, and submit annual complaint reports. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement ran for thirty-nine months.

Jason Chester - 07/18/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
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
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) H. Dahlby Company
H. Dahlby Company
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 - 2003
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)
2:99-cv-01442-JCC (W.D. Wash.) 03/13/2000
EE-WA-0022-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 03/13/2000
EE-WA-0022-0001.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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