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Case Name EEOC v. BLUE MAX TRUCKING, INC. EE-NC-0012
Docket / Court 3:02-cv-00273 ( W.D.N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On June 28, 2002, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of a female dump truck driver (plaintiff-intervenor), filed a lawsuit in the Western District Court of North Carolina, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, ... read more >
On June 28, 2002, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of a female dump truck driver (plaintiff-intervenor), filed a lawsuit in the Western District Court of North Carolina, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, against Blue Max Trucking, Inc. The EEOC sought injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorneys' fees, and other forms of affirmative relief, claiming that the defendant subjected the plaintiff-intervenor to a sexually hostile work environment.

On September 5, 2002, the plaintiff-intervenor filed a complaint. On August 8, 2003, the District Court (Judge Graham Calder Mullen) entered a consent decree where the defendant, among other things, agreed to pay the plaintiff-intervenor $57,500 and pay for the costs of the mediation.

Perry Miska - 04/13/2014


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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
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Defendant-type
Sanitation/Public Works
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) BLUE MAX TRUCKING, INC.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a female dump truck driver who was allegedly subjected to a sexually hostile work environment because of her sex.
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 2003 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
3:02-cv-00273 (W.D.N.C.) 10/06/2003
EE-NC-0012-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/28/2002
EE-NC-0012-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Intervenor Complaint 09/05/2002
EE-NC-0012-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 08/09/2003
EE-NC-0012-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Mullen, Graham Calder (W.D.N.C.)
EE-NC-0012-0003 | EE-NC-0012-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brooks, Tamara Williams (North Carolina)
EE-NC-0012-0002 | EE-NC-0012-0003 | EE-NC-0012-9000
Haden, Kara Gibbon (North Carolina)
EE-NC-0012-0001 | EE-NC-0012-0003 | EE-NC-0012-9000
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)
EE-NC-0012-9000
Simpson, Bobby C. (North Carolina)
EE-NC-0012-9000
Weinstein, Mindy (North Carolina)
EE-NC-0012-0001 | EE-NC-0012-0003 | EE-NC-0012-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Dortch, Robert C. Jr. (North Carolina)
EE-NC-0012-0003 | EE-NC-0012-9000
Massingale, Michelle Price (North Carolina)
EE-NC-0012-0002 | EE-NC-0012-0003 | EE-NC-0012-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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