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Case Name EEOC v. H.O.M.E., INC. & L.I.F.E., INC. EE-MO-0036
Docket / Court 98-1035-CVW4 ( W.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1998, the EEOC district office of Kansas City, Missouri brought this suit against HOME, Inc., LIFE, Inc., and several individuals in the U.S. District Court for the District of Western Missouri. Although the complaint is unavailable, the docket indicates that there was at least one ... read more >
In September 1998, the EEOC district office of Kansas City, Missouri brought this suit against HOME, Inc., LIFE, Inc., and several individuals in the U.S. District Court for the District of Western Missouri. Although the complaint is unavailable, the docket indicates that there was at least one allegation of sexual harassment resulting in a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After the EEOC obtained default judgments against both corporate defendants, the plaintiff intervenor moved to dismiss the case. All parties stipulated for dismissal of the remaining individual defendants.

Although the order is not available, the docket indicates the terms of the dismissal order. The docket states that the individual male intervenor received $15,870 in back pay; $6,096.96 for travel expenses; $2,135 for legal fees; $5,000 for emotional distress; and $10,000 in punitive damages. Further, another female received $42,619.88 in back pay; $5,000 in compensatory damages; and $10,000 in punitive damages. According to the docket, the order also stated that the defendants must (1) not engage in discriminatory conduct; (2) post a "poster required to be displayed" in the workplace by the EEOC; (3) and for 3 years the defendant must notify the EEOC within 15 days of receiving a claim of discrimination.

Joel Pettit - 05/31/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) H.O.M.E., Inc.
Karen C. Martin
L.I.F.E., Inc.
Willa A. Slyster
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 Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 1999 - 2002
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)
4:98-cv-01035-GAF (W.D. Mo.) 05/31/2000
EE-MO-0036-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
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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