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Case Name EEOC v. CROSSGATE SERVICES, INC. EE-TN-0029
Docket / Court 04 2644-BA ( W.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 2004, the Little Rock Area Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Cross Gate Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the ... read more >
In August 2004, the Little Rock Area Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Cross Gate Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the consent decree that the complaint alleged that the defendant sexually harassed female employees, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After some scheduling orders, the parties settled in November 2005 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: provide Title VII training for its employees, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, distribute its sexual harassment policy, post a notice of the decree, expunge the charging parties' personnel records of any references to the charges of discrimination, provide the charging parties with neutral employment references, and pay $45,000.

Jason Chester - 07/24/2007


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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
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
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) Cross Gate Services, 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 - 2008
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)
2:04-cv-02644-JDB-tmp (W.D. Tenn.) 12/01/2005
EE-TN-0029-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 11/30/2005
EE-TN-0029-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment in a Civil Case 12/01/2005 (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0029-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Pham, Tu M. (W.D. Tenn.) [Magistrate]
EE-TN-0029-9000
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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