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Case Name EEOC v. HILL BOREN, P.C. EE-TN-0056
Docket / Court 2:05-cv-02611-JPM-tmp ( W.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On August 23, 2005, the Memphis office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against Hill Boren, P.C. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of the complainant by ... read more >
On August 23, 2005, the Memphis office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against Hill Boren, P.C. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of the complainant by subjecting her to sexual harassment in the workplace, creating a hostile work environment and leading to her discharge.

On February 16, 2006, the court granted the complainant's motion to intervene as a party plaintiff in the case. On July 23, 2007, the parties entered a settlement agreement and filed it with the court. Under the terms of the agreement, the defendants agreed to pay $15,000.00 in unspecified damages to the plaintiff-intervenor in this case. The parties agreed to bear their own attorneys' fees and costs. Within sixty days of the entry of the settlement agreement, the defendants agreed to provide at least two hours of sexual harassment awareness training to all management officials and employees at the Memphis location. The training was to be administered by an outside party. In addition, the defendants agreed to post notice of their equal employment opportunity policy in a conspicuous place in their facility, and to require all employees and management personnel to read the policy and sign an acknowledgment that they read it. The settlement agreement was to remain in effect for two years.

Kristen Sagar - 05/24/2008


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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
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Hill Boren, P.C.
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 Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
2:05-cv-02611-JPM-tmp (W.D. Tenn.) 07/23/2007
EE-TN-0056-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Intervenor's Complaint 03/23/2006
EE-TN-0056-0001 PDF | Detail
Order Denying as Moot Defendant's Motion to Compel 08/28/2006 (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0056-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint 09/08/2006
EE-TN-0056-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 07/23/2007
EE-TN-0056-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Pham, Tu M. (W.D. Tenn.) [Magistrate]
EE-TN-0056-0002 | EE-TN-0056-9000
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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