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Case Name EEOC v. J. Holt Enterprises d/b/a "Sirloin Stockade" EE-TX-0179
Docket / Court 2:99-cv-00401 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1999, the EEOC's San Antonio office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas against J. Holt Enterprises d/b/a Sirloin Stockade alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the EEOC alleged that the defendant had ... read more >
In September 1999, the EEOC's San Antonio office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas against J. Holt Enterprises d/b/a Sirloin Stockade alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the EEOC alleged that the defendant had sexually harassed female employees and created a hostile work environment as a result. The parties quickly worked out an agreement and, in January 2000, they were able to file a Notice of Settlement with the court. The court subsequently approved their consent decree in March 2000. The decree awarded $7,700 to one complainant and enjoined the defendant from discriminating in the future. It also required the defendant to create an extensive one-time training program for all its managers and supervisors on the topic of sexual harassment.

Tony Friedman - 08/10/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
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) J. Holt Enterprises
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 2000 - 2002
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
2:99-cv-00401 (S.D. Tex.) 03/24/2000
EE-TX-0179-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/1999
EE-TX-0179-0001 PDF | Detail
Joint Motion to Enter Consent Decree [w/ Attached Decree] 03/21/2000
EE-TX-0179-0002 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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