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Case Name EEOC v. Voss Electric Company EE-OK-0045
Docket / Court 5:02-cv-00092-C ( W.D. Okla. )
State/Territory Oklahoma
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Dallas and Oklahoma City offices of the EEOC brought this suit against Voss Electric Company, doing business as Voss Lighting, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma in January 2002. The complainants brought a separate suit (5:02−cv−00100−C) ... read more >
The Dallas and Oklahoma City offices of the EEOC brought this suit against Voss Electric Company, doing business as Voss Lighting, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma in January 2002. The complainants brought a separate suit (5:02−cv−00100−C) against the defendants in January 2002. The cases were consolidated in March 2002 and the EEOC's case was designated the lead case. Little litigation activity occurred in either case prior to consolidation. Subsequent to consolidation, several discovery motions by the defendant were granted, a settlement conference was held, and the defendant's motion for summary judgment was granted in part and denied in part. The cases were settled by consent decree in March 2003.

The three-year consent decree, containing anti-retaliation and anti-discrimination clauses, required the defendant to post notice of its anti-discrimination policy, provide annual training for two years to all its employees, report compliance with provisions of the consent decree to the EEOC, and pay the complainant $91,250.

Kevin Wilemon - 08/11/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Voss Electric 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 2003 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2003
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-OK-0053 : Eiland v. Voss Electric Company (W.D. Okla.)
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)
5:02-cv-00092-C (W.D. Okla.) 09/14/2005
EE-OK-0045-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order [Granting Consolidation] 03/05/2002 (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0045-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [on Motions to Compel] 11/25/2002 (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0045-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Plaintiffs' Unopposed Motion to Dismiss Claims with Prejudice 03/14/2003 (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0045-0006.pdf | Detail
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report 03/17/2003
EE-OK-0045-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 03/17/2003
EE-OK-0045-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
"Worker with Bipolar Disorder to Receive $91,000 in Disability Discrimination Case Settled by EEOC" 03/18/2003
EE-OK-0045-0002.pdf | Detail
Amended Order [Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendant's Motion for S/J] 04/07/2003 (257 F.Supp.2d 1354) (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0045-0009.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Order [Denying Motion to Reconsider] 04/11/2003 (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0045-0005.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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