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Case Name EEOC v. LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. EE-SC-0030
Docket / Court 3-99-2380 17BC ( D.S.C. )
State/Territory South Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
EEOC's Charlotte, NC office filed this Title VII lawsuit alleging that the defendant Lucent Technologies, Inc. failed to promote five installers at its Columbia, SC facility because of their race. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina ( ... read more >
EEOC's Charlotte, NC office filed this Title VII lawsuit alleging that the defendant Lucent Technologies, Inc. failed to promote five installers at its Columbia, SC facility because of their race. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina (Columbia) on 08/20/1999. The individual complainants did not intervene in the suit or file a separate suit.

The case was settled before any discovery was made. A two-year consent decree was entered by the district court on 04/13/2000.

Under the consent decree, the defendant agreed to pay the five complainants a total sum of $46,346. The defendant also agreed to provide necessary training for promotion to three complainants. The complainant's personnel record would be expunged of any record related to the lawsuit. Additionally, the defendant was required to provide training and post notice of EEO policies.

Yin Zheng - 07/15/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Lucent Technologies 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 2000 - 2002
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)
3:99-cv-02380-JFA-JRM (D.S.C.) 04/13/2000
EE-SC-0030-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 04/13/2000
EE-SC-0030-0001 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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