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Case Name EEOC v. LIN TELEVISION CORP dba WTHN EE-CT-0009
Docket / Court 3:04-cv-01627-WWE ( D. Conn. )
State/Territory Connecticut
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Boston District Office brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, against Lin Television Corporation d/b/a WTHN and Local 14 of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians ñ Communications Workers of America. The complaint, filed in ... read more >
The Boston District Office brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, against Lin Television Corporation d/b/a WTHN and Local 14 of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians ñ Communications Workers of America. The complaint, filed in September 2004, alleged sex and race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that Defendants had failed to promote the charging party, retaliated against her and constructively discharged her because of her sex (female) and race (African American). The parties entered into a consent decree in June 2006.

The decree, valid until December 31, 2007, required Defendants to pay the charging party $15,000 and provide her with a neutral employment reference. Defendants were required to post a notice of non-discrimination and provide two hours of Title VII training to management employees.

Shankar Viswanathan - 07/31/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Lin Television Corporation
Local 14
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 - 2008
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)
3:04-cv-01627-WWE (D. Conn.) 06/05/2006
EE-CT-0009-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2004 (2004 WL 2402782)
EE-CT-0009-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Consent Decree 06/05/2006
EE-CT-0009-0002.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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