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Case Name EEOC v. FIRST TENNESSEE BANK EE-TN-0043
Docket / Court 3:04-cv-00475 ( M.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Nashville and Memphis offices filed this suit on May 28, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division. The suit alleged that defendant First Tennessee Bank violated Title VII by sexually harassing the female complainant and otherwise ... read more >
The EEOC's Nashville and Memphis offices filed this suit on May 28, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division. The suit alleged that defendant First Tennessee Bank violated Title VII by sexually harassing the female complainant and otherwise discriminating against her based on race. More specificity as to the allegations could not be ascertained because the complaint was not available on PACER. The complainant intervened in the suit. After answering the complaint, the defendant filed a motion for summary judgment. That motion was denied on August 3, 2005. The defendant filed a renewed motion for summary judgment on September 16, 2005. That motion was vacated when the court dismissed the case on October 13, 2005 and never renewed. The EEOC filed a joint 60(b)(6) motion to reverse the order dismissing the case, which was granted. Thereafter, a proposed settlement agreement was entered by the parties on December 16, 2005. The agreement was entered into the record on December 21, 2005. The defendant agreed to pay the complainant $35,000, provide training for its employees and post notice at its facility.

William Burns - 08/11/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Race, unspecified
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) First Tennessee Bank
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 Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 2005 - 2007
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)
3:04-cv-00475 (M.D. Tenn.) 12/22/2005
EE-TN-0043-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
[Order Denying] Defendant's First Motion for Summary Judgment 08/03/2005 (M.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0043-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement 12/21/2005
EE-TN-0043-0002 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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