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Case Name EEOC v. Parfumes De Couer Limited, Inc. EE-TX-0260
Docket / Court 3:99-cv-02555 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On November 9, 2009, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of a female employee, filed a lawsuit in the Northern District Court of Texas, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, as amended, against Parfumes ... read more >
On November 9, 2009, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of a female employee, filed a lawsuit in the Northern District Court of Texas, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, as amended, against Parfumes De Couer Limited, Inc. The EEOC sought reinstatement of the applicant, injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorneys' fees, and other forms of affirmative relief claiming that the defendant fired the complainant based on her sex because she was pregnant.

On March 23, 2001, the District Court (Judge Sidney Allen Fitzwater) entered a consent decree where the defendant, among other things, agreed to pay the complainant $5,000.

Perry Miska - 04/23/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
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) Parfumes De Couer, Ltd., Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a female employee who alleged sex discrimination because her employer fired her because of her pregnancy.
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 - 2003
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)
3:99-cv-02555 (N.D. Tex.) 03/23/2001
EE-TX-0260-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 11/09/1999
EE-TX-0260-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Agreed Order [Re: Motion to Compel] 08/28/2000 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0260-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 03/23/2001
EE-TX-0260-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Fitzwater, Sidney Allen (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0260-0003 | EE-TX-0260-9000
Kaplan, Jeff (N.D. Tex.) [Magistrate]
EE-TX-0260-0002
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Anderson, Suzanne M. (Texas)
EE-TX-0260-0002
Canino, Robert Anthony (Texas)
EE-TX-0260-0001 | EE-TX-0260-0003 | EE-TX-0260-9000
Maiben, Evelyn R. (Texas)
EE-TX-0260-0001 | EE-TX-0260-9000
Mays, Lawrence (Ohio)
EE-TX-0260-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Dargene, Dan C (Texas)
EE-TX-0260-0003 | EE-TX-0260-9000
Ferguson, Jana (Texas)
EE-TX-0260-0002
Other Lawyers None on record

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