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Case Name EEOC v. Factory Connection, LLC EE-AL-0030
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-00896-WKW-VPM ( M.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 20, 2005, the Birmingham office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit under Title VII against Factory Connection, LLC, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of the ... read more >
On September 20, 2005, the Birmingham office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit under Title VII against Factory Connection, LLC, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of the complainant by discriminating against her on the basis of her race.

On October 10, 2006, the parties entered into a consent decree, which was adopted by the court three days later. Under the terms of the agreement, the defendants agreed to pay $12,500 in damages to the complainant. The defendants were prohibited from discriminating against any employee on the basis of their race or retaliating against any employee for complaining about such discrimination. The defendants agreed to provide at least one hour of racial discrimination training to all of its employees at the Elba location each year during the life of the decree. The defendants were required to mail a written report of the anti-discrimination training to the EEOC's Birmingham office. Defendants were required to give 15 days' notice of the anti-discrimination training to the EEOC so that they could attend the sessions. The defendants were required to keep a written record of all employees who attended the training sessions.

On November 21, 2006, the court entered final judgment and dismissed the case with prejudice, declaring that both parties should bear their own costs.

Kristen Sagar - 03/11/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Factory Connection, LLC
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)
1:05-cv-00896-WKW-VPM (M.D. Ala.) 11/21/2006
EE-AL-0030-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/20/2005
EE-AL-0030-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order on Consent Decree 11/13/2006
EE-AL-0030-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Final Judgment [Dismissing Case] 11/21/2006 (M.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0030-0006 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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