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Case Name EEOC v. ROMAN KNIT INC EE-NC-0091
Docket / Court 1:05-CV-272 ( M.D. N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Charlotte office filed this suit on March 29, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, Durham Division. The suit alleged sexual harassment resulting in a hostile work environment and discharge of a female employee by defendant Roman Knit, Inc. After ... read more >
The EEOC's Charlotte office filed this suit on March 29, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, Durham Division. The suit alleged sexual harassment resulting in a hostile work environment and discharge of a female employee by defendant Roman Knit, Inc. After filing, each side filed discovery motions indicating that discovery was progressing. Neither discovery motion was ruled on because a consent decree was filed February 2, 2006. Prior to the entry of the consent decree, the parties participated in mediation on January 6, 2006.

In the consent decree, the defendant agreed to pay the complainant $1,500, expunge her employment record, and provide her with a neutral reference. The defendant also agreed to adopt a new non-discrimination policy, provide annual training for its employees, and report to the EEOC regarding complaints of sexual harassment.

William Burns - 07/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Roman Knit, Inc.
Roman Knit, 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 2006 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
1:05-cv-00272-WLO-RAE (M.D. N.C.) 03/07/2006
EE-NC-0091-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 03/29/2005
EE-NC-0091-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 02/02/2006
EE-NC-0091-0002.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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