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Case Name EEOC v. US CONTRACTORS INC EE-TX-0391
Docket / Court 6:03-cv-00081 ( 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 San Antonio office of the EEOC brought this suit against U.S. Contractors, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in July 2003. The complaint alleged discrimination against female employees in violation of Title VII. More specifically, the complaint alleged that ... read more >
The San Antonio office of the EEOC brought this suit against U.S. Contractors, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in July 2003. The complaint alleged discrimination against female employees in violation of Title VII. More specifically, the complaint alleged that female employees were subjected to sexual harassment from male employees, were disparately discharged, and were subjected to retaliatory demotion. This case was consolidated with 03-cv-0077, which was designated the lead case. The parties entered a consent decree in December 2004.

On December 22, 2004 the court (Judge Rainey) approved a consent decree in favor of the plaintiffs. The six female employees were awarded a total of $530,000. The three year decree also called for injunctive relief in the form of anti-discrimination and retaliation policies, a modified sexual harassment policy, an employee training program and the required posting of applicable laws/policies related to sexual harassment.

Justin Kanter - 08/13/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State law
Defendant(s) U.S. Contractors, Inc.
Plaintiff Description EEOC on behalf of female employees who were adversely affected by practices of discrimination based on gender.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2004 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2004
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-TX-0459 : Griffin v. Formosa Plastics (S.D. Tex.)
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)
6:03-cv-00081 (S.D. Tex.) 08/19/2003
EE-TX-0391-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 07/25/2003
EE-TX-0391-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order To Consolidate 08/19/2003 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0391-0007 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Student Memo on Consolidation 05/22/2008
EE-TX-0391-0006 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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