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Case Name EEOC v. U-HAUL CO OF TEXAS ET AL EE-TX-0380
Docket / Court 4:04-cv-03788 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Houston District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against U-Haul Co. of North Texas, in September of 2004, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The suit alleged a violation of Title VII for discrimination based on sex and retaliation for complaining of such ... read more >
The Houston District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against U-Haul Co. of North Texas, in September of 2004, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The suit alleged a violation of Title VII for discrimination based on sex and retaliation for complaining of such discrimination. The female employees were subject to sexual advances from their boss as well as major pay difference from their male counterparts. Ultimately the suit was settled via a consent decree.

The terms of the settlement included injunctive as well as monetary relief. U-Haul is not allowed to discriminate based on sex or retaliate against any employee for filing a complaint about discrimination. They also must retain all application records for a year and be willing to have the EEOC inspect them as the EEOC deems necessary. In addition they are to keep all files from employees who file complaints for up to a year after the alleged discrimination or until the complainant or EEOC determines the case closed. The monetary relief granted was a judgment of $25,000 against U-Haul, and it is unclear how that is divided up amongst the complainants.

Alex Bean - 06/04/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) U-Haul Company of Texas
U-Haul International, 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 2005 - 2007
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)
4:04-cv-03788 (S.D. Tex.) 11/28/2005
EE-TX-0380-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2004
EE-TX-0380-0001.pdf | Detail
Order Denying Motion to Dismiss 04/12/2005 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0380-0002.pdf | Detail
Order Granting Motion to Compel Documents 09/20/2005 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0380-0003.pdf | Detail
Order Denying Motion for Summary Judgment 10/24/2005 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0380-0004.pdf | Detail
Order Granting Motion to Exclude Testimony of Expert Witness 11/01/2005 (2005 WL 2860987 / 2005 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 29979) (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0380-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Consent Decree 11/28/2005
EE-TX-0380-0005.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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