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Case Name EEOC v. A & I PRODUCTS, INC. EE-TN-0001
Docket / Court 2:06-cv-02179-SHM-tmp ( W.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2006, the EEOC's Memphis office filed suit in U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, against A&I Products, Inc., a company that manufactures and distributes agricultural parts. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by subjecting ... read more >
In March 2006, the EEOC's Memphis office filed suit in U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, against A&I Products, Inc., a company that manufactures and distributes agricultural parts. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by subjecting two female employees at its Memphis warehouse to sexual harassment. The employees alleged that a male co-worker repeatedly exposed himself and engaged in lewd conduct in their presence, that their employer failed to take any steps to remedy the situation for nearly a year, and that they were disciplined in retaliation when one of them filed a charge with the EEOC.

The defendant moved for summary judgment, but the motion was denied. In November of 2007, the case was resolved via consent decree. The complainants were awarded a total of $30,000, and the defendants were ordered to implement anti-discrimination training for all employees at their Memphis facility.

Shankar Viswanathan - 06/02/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discipline
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) A & I Products, 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 - 2008
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)
2:06-cv-02179-SHM-tmp (W.D. Tenn.) 12/10/2007
EE-TN-0001-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/24/2006
EE-TN-0001-0001 PDF | Detail
Order Denying Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment 07/13/2007 (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0001-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 11/28/2007
EE-TN-0001-0003 PDF | Detail
Judges Pham, Tu M. (W.D. Tenn.) [Magistrate]
EE-TN-0001-9000
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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