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Case Name EEOC v. LABORATORY CORPORATION OF AMERICA HOLDINGS EE-SC-0028
Docket / Court 9:99-3263-8AJ ( D.S.C. )
State/Territory South Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Charlotte office filed this suit on September 30, 1999 in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. The EEOC alleged that three complainants were subjected to a sexually hostile work environment by defendant Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Inc. in violation ... read more >
The EEOC's Charlotte office filed this suit on September 30, 1999 in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. The EEOC alleged that three complainants were subjected to a sexually hostile work environment by defendant Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Inc. in violation of Title VII. The three complainants intervened in the suit.

In February 2001, the case settled. The defendant agreed to pay the complainants a total of $125,000. The defendant also agreed to develop an anti-discrimination policy, provide training for its managers and supervisors and expunge the employment records of the complainants.

Jason Chester - 02/28/2008


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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
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
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) Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, 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 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)
9:99-cv-03263-PMD (D.S.C.) 02/28/2001
EE-SC-0028-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order [re: Motion to Compel] 05/22/2000 (D.S.C.)
EE-SC-0028-0001 PDF | Detail
Report and Recommendation 11/13/2000
EE-SC-0028-0002 PDF | Detail
Order [re: Partial Summary Judgment] 12/12/2000 (D.S.C.)
EE-SC-0028-0003 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 02/26/2001
EE-SC-0028-0004 PDF | Detail
Order of Dismissal 02/26/2001 (D.S.C.)
EE-SC-0028-0005 PDF | Detail
Judges None on record
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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