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Case Name EEOC v. COLONIAL PROPERTIES TRUST, INC. EE-GA-0020
Docket / Court 1:06-cv-00712-JTC ( N.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2006, the Baltimore (along with the Atlanta) office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against the Colonial Properties Trust, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant by failing ... read more >
In March 2006, the Baltimore (along with the Atlanta) office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against the Colonial Properties Trust, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant by failing to hire her because of her pregnancy. The claimant intervened in the EEOC's suit in September 2006. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in March 2007.

The two year consent decree required the claimant to refrain from discrimination and retaliation, post notice, instruct all managerial and supervisory employees on the terms of the consent decree, give the EEOC reports every six months on any complaints of sex discrimination that it receives, provide all managerial and supervisory employees with Title VII training, and pay the claimant $48,000 in damages and attorney's fees.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/31/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Colonial Properties Trust, 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 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
1:06-cv-00712-JTC (N.D. Ga.) 03/23/2007
EE-GA-0020-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/28/2006
EE-GA-0020-0001.pdf | Detail
Intervenor Complaint 09/26/2006
EE-GA-0020-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 03/21/2007
EE-GA-0020-0003.pdf | Detail
Judges Hagy, C. Christopher (N.D. Ga.) [Magistrate]
EE-GA-0020-9000
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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