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Case Name EEOC v. INSIGHT PERSONNEL GROUP, INC. EE-TX-0172
Docket / Court 4:00-cv-03417 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Houston office of the EEOC brought this action against Insight Personnel Group Inc. and Insight Contracting Services. The complaint, filed in September 2000, alleged discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age ... read more >
The Houston office of the EEOC brought this action against Insight Personnel Group Inc. and Insight Contracting Services. The complaint, filed in September 2000, alleged discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Specifically, the complaint alleged that Defendant failed or refused to recruit and refer individuals for employment because of their race, color, sex, national origin, age and disabilities.

The parties agreed to resolve the dispute through a consent decree which was entered on the same day that the Complaint was filed in September 2000. The decree, which was valid for 3 years, included a non-discrimination provision, and in addition, a number of clauses detailing what information Defendant was allowed to record in its candidate database. Defendant was also required to provide the EEOC with copies of any applications or forms that would be used during the term of the decree. Defendant agreed to pay $175,000 to the class members.

Elizabeth Glassman - 06/17/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Discrimination Prohibition
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Utilize objective job description
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
Age discrimination
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
National origin discrimination
Race 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. § 2000e
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Insight Personnel Group, Inc.
Insight Technical Contracting Services
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 2000 - 2001
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
4:00-cv-03417 (S.D. Tex.) 01/10/2001
EE-TX-0172-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 10/06/2000
EE-TX-0172-0001 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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