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Case Name EEOC v. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT GROUP (d/b/a PDG ENVIRONMENTAL, INC.) EE-TX-0288
Docket / Court 4:01-cv-03326 ( 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 EEOC's Houston office filed this suit on September 28, 2001 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The complaint alleged that defendant Project Development Group Inc violated Title VII by discharging two female asbestos removers because of their sex. ... read more >
The EEOC's Houston office filed this suit on September 28, 2001 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The complaint alleged that defendant Project Development Group Inc violated Title VII by discharging two female asbestos removers because of their sex. The defendant answered two months after filing, on November 30, 2001. Within a year of filing, the parties reached a settlement and filed a proposed consent decree on August 20, 2002. The court approved the decree on August 26, 2002. The defendant agreed to pay the defendants $23,500 each, expunge their employment records and provide them with neutral references. The defendant also agreed to provide training for its employees, post notice of EEO rights, and advise the institutions from which it recruits "about its desire to hire qualified male and female applicants for the position of asbestos remover."

William Burns - 11/02/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
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) Project Development Group Inc.
Project Development Group, 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 2002 - 2003
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
4:01-cv-03326 (S.D. Tex.) 08/26/2002
EE-TX-0288-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 08/27/2002
EE-TX-0288-0001 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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