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Case Name EEOC v. GILLEY CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. EE-TN-0050
Docket / Court 2:06-cv-02528-JPM-dkv ( W.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 2006, the Memphis Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Gilley Construction Co., Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee alleging discrimination on the basis of race, African-American, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In August 2006, the Memphis Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Gilley Construction Co., Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee alleging discrimination on the basis of race, African-American, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendants were paid less than their Caucasian and Hispanic counterparts, were sometimes left working while the others left the construction site, and were subsequently terminated based upon their race. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in July 2007 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing an anti-discrimination provision, required the defendants to: make compliance reports, provide a neutral reference for the complainants, provide EEO training, post notice of employee rights, and pay $60,000 to be distributed among four complaining parties.

David Friedman - 06/12/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Gilley Construction Co., 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)
2:06-cv-02528-JPM-dkv (W.D. Tenn.) 07/30/2007
EE-TN-0050-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/17/2006
EE-TN-0050-0001.pdf | Detail
Protective Order 04/18/2007 (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0050-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 07/30/2007
EE-TN-0050-0003.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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