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Case Name EEOC v. ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION EE-AL-0003
Docket / Court 2:98-cv-01358-TMH-CSC ( M.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Washington, DC and Birmingham offices of the EEOC brought this suit against Albany International Corp., Appleton Wire Division in the U.S. District Court for the Alabama Middle District. While we do not have a copy of the complaint, from the consent decree, we know the complaint alleged ... read more >
The Washington, DC and Birmingham offices of the EEOC brought this suit against Albany International Corp., Appleton Wire Division in the U.S. District Court for the Alabama Middle District. While we do not have a copy of the complaint, from the consent decree, we know the complaint alleged discrimination in violation of Title VII. More specifically, the complaint alleged the defendant created a hostile work environment based on race. A private plaintiff filed a motion to intervene and a motion to consolidate this case with a separate case brought by the plaintiff, both of which were granted in March 2000. This case was consolidated with 99-cv-00657. The defendant and the private party plaintiff both filed motions for summary judgment that were denied. The parties entered into a consent decree in August 2000.

The consent decree required the defendant to post notice of employment rights and provide EEO training to all employees. In the event of non-compliance, the decree called for court enforcement. The defendant also agreed to pay the complainant $33,000.

Justin Kanter - 08/06/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Albany International Corp., Appleton Wire Division
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 not on record
Case Closing Year 2000
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-AL-0657 : case name not on file (court not recorded)
EE-AL-0111 : Harris v. Albany International (M.D. Ala.)
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)
2:98-cv-01358-TMH-CSC (M.D. Ala.) 01/25/2002
EE-AL-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 09/11/2000
EE-AL-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 01/25/2002 (M.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0003-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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