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Case Name EEOC v. SUMMIT SALES COMPANY, INC. EE-TX-0344
Docket / Court 3:97-cv-02200 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Dallas District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, against Summit Sales Company, Inc. The complaint, filed in September 1997, alleged age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); ... read more >
The Dallas District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, against Summit Sales Company, Inc. The complaint, filed in September 1997, alleged age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); specifically that Defendant subjected him to disparate treatment and discharged him from his position because of his age (67). The case was referred to mediation in January 1998 and in May 1998 the parties entered into a consent decree.

The decree provided for the Defendant to pay the charging party a total of $15,000, provide him with a neutral employment reference, and assume some the responsibility of the charging party's indebtedness to the Defendant's 401K plan. Defendant was enjoined from discriminating or retaliating in violation of the ADEA and was required to post a notice of non-discrimination at its facility and provide annual ADEA training to its employees.

Elizabeth Glassman - 07/24/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Summit Sales Company, Inc.
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 not on record
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)
3:97-cv-02200 (N.D. Tex.) 10/02/1998
EE-TX-0344-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 05/18/1998
EE-TX-0344-0001.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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