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Case Name EEOC v. APT REPAIRS INC EE-TX-0018
Docket / Court 4:05-cv-03366 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2005, the Houston District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Apt. Repairs, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the defendant ... read more >
In September 2005, the Houston District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Apt. Repairs, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the defendant allegedly terminated the charging party's employment because she was pregnant. After some scheduling orders and a scheduling conference, the parties settled through a consent decree in March 2006.

The two-year decree contained non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses and required the defendant to: expunge the charging party's personnel file from all references to the charges of discrimination, provide her with a positive employment reference, and pay her $10,230. In addition, the defendant agreed that if at any point it engaged in the business of providing cleaning services, which it did not currently do, then it would post a non-discrimination notice and maintain a list of all pregnant employees who leave their employment.

Justin Kanter - 07/31/2007


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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
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
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) Apt. Repairs, 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 - 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)
4:05-cv-03366 (S.D. Tex.) 03/20/2006
EE-TX-0018-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Original Complaint 09/29/2005
EE-TX-0018-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 03/20/2006
EE-TX-0018-0002 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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