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Case Name EEOC v. SLICK WILLIES OF AMERICA INC EE-TX-0328
Docket / Court 4:04-cv-03584 ( 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
In September 2004, the Houston District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Slick Willies of America, Inc. and related businesses in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The complaint alleged that the defendants discriminated against the charging party, a male ... read more >
In September 2004, the Houston District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Slick Willies of America, Inc. and related businesses in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The complaint alleged that the defendants discriminated against the charging party, a male applicant, and other male applicants by failing to recruit and hire them because of their sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The parties submitted a proposed consent decree on the same day that the lawsuit was filed. The consent decree was signed four days later, settling the case.

The two-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to post a Title VII notice, provide Title VII training for all its employees involved in hiring and recruiting, report to the EEOC on an annual basis, and pay $49,000.

Michele Marxkors - 07/24/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
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) 11312, Inc.
11852, Inc.
1200, Inc.
12138, Inc.
12867, Inc.
20801, Inc.
3895, Inc.
6969 Gulf, Inc.
8471 Inc.
Slick Willies Bayou Place, Inc.
Slick Willies Family Pool Hall, Inc.
Slick Willies Hollister Pointe, Inc.
Slick Willies of America, 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 2004 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
4:04-cv-03584 (S.D. Tex.) 09/18/2004
EE-TX-0328-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/14/2004
EE-TX-0328-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 09/20/2004
EE-TX-0328-0002.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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