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Case Name EEOC v. NEATHERLIN HOMES EE-TX-0248
Docket / Court SA-04-CA-0788 ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's San Antonio district office filed suit against Neatherlin Homes, Inc., a Texas house construction company, on August 31, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Neatherlin violated Title VII when it discriminated against one ... read more >
The EEOC's San Antonio district office filed suit against Neatherlin Homes, Inc., a Texas house construction company, on August 31, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Neatherlin violated Title VII when it discriminated against one of its employees based on sex (female) when it terminated her from a sales position because of her pregnancy. After the EEOC forewent ADR, the parties settled the suit and the court entered a consent decree on August 18, 2005. The consent decree enjoined Neatherlin from engaging in future sexual discrimination, required both Title VII compliance training of all of Neatherlin's managerial and supervisory staff, the posting of a notice of compliance with Title VII, and stipulated that the aggrieved employee would receive $65,000 in monetary damages.

Aaron Weismann - 06/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) Neatherlin Homes, 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 2005 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
5:04-cv-00788-WRF (W.D. Tex.) 08/18/2005
EE-TX-0248-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/31/2004
EE-TX-0248-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 08/18/2005
EE-TX-0248-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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