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Case Name EEOC v. PROFESSIONAL JANITORIAL SERVICE EE-TX-0287
Docket / Court 3:02-cv-02108 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2002, the EEOC district office in Dallas, Texas brought this suit against 24-Hour Professional Janitorial Services in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it failed ... read more >
In September 2002, the EEOC district office in Dallas, Texas brought this suit against 24-Hour Professional Janitorial Services in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it failed to hire the two charging parties because of their race. After some initial discovery and a failed EEOC discovery motion to quash, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in January 2005.

In the consent decree, the litigants agreed that the defendant would pay each complainant $15,000, provide EEO training to its area managers, and distribute an EEO notice and its anti-discrimination policy in employee paycheck envelopes. The terms of the decree ran for one year. No fees or costs were awarded.

Jason Chester - 07/20/2007


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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
Hiring
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) 24-Hour Professional Janitorial Services, LP
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 2005 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
3:02-cv-02108 (N.D. Tex.) 03/09/2005
EE-TX-0287-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/30/2002
EE-TX-0287-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Regarding Plaintiff's Motion to Quash] 04/12/2004 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0287-0005.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 03/09/2005
EE-TX-0287-0004.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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