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Case Name EEOC v. G-A MASONRY CORPORATION EE-NC-0044
Docket / Court 5:99-cv-00257-BO ( E.D.N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Charlotte District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, against G-A Masonry Corporation. The complaint, filed in April 1999, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ... read more >
The Charlotte District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, against G-A Masonry Corporation. The complaint, filed in April 1999, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that Defendant failed to hire the charging parties because of their sex, female. The parties entered into a consent decree one week after the complaint was filed.

The decree, valid for two years, required Defendant to pay a total of $40,000 ($19,000 to one charging party, $17,00 to the second charging party and $1,000 to each of four class members), and expunge the charging parties' employment records. Defendant was enjoined from discrimination or retaliating in violation of Title VII, required to provide Title VII training to its employees, adopt a written policy prohibiting sex discrimination, post a notice of non-discrimination and submit semi-annual reports to the EEOC concerning its compliance with the decree.

Shankar Viswanathan - 07/28/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
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) G-A-Masonry Corporation
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 1999 - 2001
Case Closing Year 1999
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)
5:99-cv-00257-BO (E.D.N.C.) 04/22/1999
EE-NC-0044-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 04/15/1999
EE-NC-0044-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 04/22/1999
EE-NC-0044-0002 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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