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Case Name EEOC v. HOLIDAY INN HUNTSVILLE, ET AL EE-AL-0016
Docket / Court 5:99-cv-02438-SLB ( N.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1999, the Birmingham District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Charles W. "Woody" Anderson (d/b/a Holiday Inn Huntsville West, Hampton Inn Madison and Hampton Inn University) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. We do not have a copy of the ... read more >
In September 1999, the Birmingham District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Charles W. "Woody" Anderson (d/b/a Holiday Inn Huntsville West, Hampton Inn Madison and Hampton Inn University) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. We do not have a copy of the complaint. However, it appears from the consent decree that the complaint alleged that the defendant terminated the charging party, a female employee, in retaliation for her complaints of sexual harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The defendant filed a motion to dismiss in November 1999 which was denied in early December. The charging party intervened in the suit that same month. After some scheduling orders, the parties settled in November 2000 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing a non-retaliation clause, required the defendant to: post its anti-retaliation policy, distribute its EEO and sexual harassment policies, provide the charging party with a neutral employment reference, provide anti-retaliation training for all its employees, report to the EEOC on a semi-annual basis, and pay $70,545.

Michele Marxkors - 07/23/2007


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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
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Charles W. "Woody" Anderson
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 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)
5:99-cv-02438-SLB (N.D. Ala.) 11/02/2000
EE-AL-0016-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order [Regarding Motion to Dismiss] 12/08/1999 (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0016-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Regarding Motion to Dismiss Jeannie Miller as a Defendant] 01/27/2000 (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0016-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 11/02/2000
EE-AL-0016-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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