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Case Name EEOC v. Tasa, Inc. (d/b/a Orr Minden Country Chevrolet) EE-LA-0065
Docket / Court 5:05-cv-01515-DEW-KLH ( W.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On August 22, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed this Title VII retaliation claim against Tasa, Inc., (doing business as Orr Minden Country Chevrolet) on behalf of a black employee who had a pending race discrimination charge against Tasa and who had been fired with no ... read more >
On August 22, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed this Title VII retaliation claim against Tasa, Inc., (doing business as Orr Minden Country Chevrolet) on behalf of a black employee who had a pending race discrimination charge against Tasa and who had been fired with no discipline or warnings prior to the firing. The complaint was filed with a joint motion for a consent decree, which the Court (Donald E. Walter) approved on November 11, 2005.

The terms of the decree provided for damages ($60,000 to the employee) and injunctive relief. The parties bore their own costs. Under the decree, Tasa, Inc., had to provide annual Title VII training to all its employees in Louisiana, to post an EEOC poster in a conspicuous location, to report to the EEOC annually the date, attendees, and subject matters of the Title VII trainings, and to institute and follow a promotion policy. The promotion policy required that all vacant positions be posted before an employee is promoted to the positions, that all qualified candidates be interviewed, and that all applications, resumes, and interview notes be maintained. The decree expired automatically after three years. The case is now closed.

Kenneth Gray - 07/16/2013


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Tasa, Inc., d/b/a Orr Minden Country Chevrolet
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a black employee
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 Litigation
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)
5:05-cv-01515-DEW-KLH (W.D. La.) 11/14/2005
EE-LA-0065-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/22/2005
EE-LA-0065-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 11/14/2005
EE-LA-0065-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Walter, Donald Ellsworth (W.D. La.)
EE-LA-0065-0002 | EE-LA-0065-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Butler, Michelle T (Louisiana)
EE-LA-0065-0001 | EE-LA-0065-0002 | EE-LA-0065-9000
Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)
EE-LA-0065-0001 | EE-LA-0065-0002
Graham, Nancy Eleanor (Louisiana)
EE-LA-0065-0001 | EE-LA-0065-0002 | EE-LA-0065-9000
Hill, Keith T. (Texas)
EE-LA-0065-0001 | EE-LA-0065-0002 | EE-LA-0065-9000
Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)
EE-LA-0065-0001 | EE-LA-0065-0002
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)
EE-LA-0065-0001 | EE-LA-0065-0002
Defendant's Lawyers Texada, Andrew P (Louisiana)
EE-LA-0065-0002 | EE-LA-0065-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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