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Case Name EEOC v. J.D. STREET EE-IL-0125
Docket / Court 05-4186-JPG ( S.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC filed this suit on September 29, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (Benton). Five complainants intervened in the suit. The EEOC alleged that defendant J.D. Streett & Company Inc d/b/a Harrisburg BP violated Title VII by subjecting complainants to sexual ... read more >
The EEOC filed this suit on September 29, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (Benton). Five complainants intervened in the suit. The EEOC alleged that defendant J.D. Streett & Company Inc d/b/a Harrisburg BP violated Title VII by subjecting complainants to sexual harassment and a hostile work environment. The defendant initially filed a motion to dismiss or in the alternative for a more definite statement, which was denied. Subsequently defendant filed motions to dismiss and for summary judgment against one of the intervenors. The motion for summary judgment was granted on the grounds that the intervenor was not the party in interest due to a bankruptcy proceeding. The remaining parties reached a settlement agreement at a settlement conference held on December 12, 2006. The case was dismissed and the consent decree entered on January 25, 2007.

In the consent decree, the defendant agreed to pay a total of $250,000, divided among the four remaining complainants. Defendant also agreed to post notice, provide training for its employees and report complaints of discrimination to the EEOC during the two-year decree.

William Burns - 03/27/2008


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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
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) J.D. Strett & Company 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 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
4:05-cv-04186-JPG-PMF (S.D. Ill.) 01/25/2007
EE-IL-0125-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2005
EE-IL-0125-0001.pdf | Detail
Complaint [Intervenor] 03/29/2006
EE-IL-0125-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [re: Summary Judgment] 10/30/2006 (2006 WL 3076667) (S.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0125-0005.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Memorandum and Order 01/25/2007 (S.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0125-0006.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 01/25/2007
EE-IL-0125-0007.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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