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Case Name EEOC v. TUALATIN VALLEY BUILDERS SUPPLY EE-WA-0099
Docket / Court 3:01-cv-05426-RJB ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In July 2001 the Seattle, WA office of the EEOC brought this complaint against Tualatin Valley Builders Supply in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. A female complainant intervened in the case and filed a complaint in August 2001. In her complaint, she alleged sexual ... read more >
In July 2001 the Seattle, WA office of the EEOC brought this complaint against Tualatin Valley Builders Supply in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. A female complainant intervened in the case and filed a complaint in August 2001. In her complaint, she alleged sexual harassment, namely offensive sexual comments and unwelcome advances, and retaliation for complaining. Five individual male employees were named as defendants as well. The defendant answered the complaint, and the case was resolved by the entry of a consent decree in December 2001.

Ryan Kasten - 11/28/2007


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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
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) Mark Leathers
Michael Hillier
Mike Maxwell
Nick Blaylock
Todd Layton
Tualatin Valley Builder's Supply, 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 2001 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
3:01-cv-05426-RJB (W.D. Wash.) 12/07/2001
EE-WA-0099-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint in Intervention 08/24/2001
EE-WA-0099-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 12/04/2001
EE-WA-0099-0002.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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