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Case Name EEOC v. ROCKET ENTERPRISE, INC. EE-MI-0135
Docket / Court 2:06CV14319 ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Detroit field office of the EEOC brought this suit against Rocket Enterprise, Inc. in September 2006 in the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the Defendant violated Title VII by allowing a co-worker of the complainant to sexually harass her and that the Defendant ... read more >
The Detroit field office of the EEOC brought this suit against Rocket Enterprise, Inc. in September 2006 in the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the Defendant violated Title VII by allowing a co-worker of the complainant to sexually harass her and that the Defendant retaliated against the complainant by terminating her after she complained about the harassment. The case was referred to mediation, which was unsuccessful. The Defendant moved for summary judgment and was denied the motion. Before the jury trial, both parties stipulated to the dismissal of the complainant's sexual harassment and hostile work environment claims, leaving only the retaliation claim. In February 2008 the jury found for the Defendant, and the EEOC's motion for a new trial was denied.

Jason Chester - 05/15/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
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) Rocket Enterprise, 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 Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2008
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)
2:06-cv-14319-SFC-VMM (E.D. Mich.) 03/18/2008
EE-MI-0135-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2006
EE-MI-0135-0001.pdf | Detail
Opinion and Order [Denying Summary Judgment] 11/19/2007 (2007 WL 4126527) (E.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0135-0002.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulated Order to Dismiss Plaintiff's Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment Claim 01/18/2008 (E.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0135-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment 02/07/2008 (E.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0135-0004.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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