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Case Name EEOC v. THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR MANUFACTURING, INC. EE-TN-0118
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-02159-JPM-tmp ( W.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Memphis office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, against Thyssenkrupp Elevator Manufacturing, Inc. The complaint, filed in March 2004, alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; ... read more >
The Memphis office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, against Thyssenkrupp Elevator Manufacturing, Inc. The complaint, filed in March 2004, alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant failed to promote the charging parties and then discharged them because of their race, African American.

The parties entered into a consent decree in June 2004. The decree was valid for two years and required Defendant to pay a total of $25,000 to the two charging parties ($15,000 to one and $10,000 to the other), and expunge their employment records. Defendant was enjoined from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII and required to post a notice of non-discrimination and provide EEO training to its employees.

Elizabeth Glassman - 07/25/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria
Utilize objective job description
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Thyssenkrupp Elevator Manufacturing, 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)
2:04-cv-02159-JPM-tmp (W.D. Tenn.) 06/17/2004
EE-TN-0118-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 06/17/2004
EE-TN-0118-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Litigation Settlement Report 10/25/2005
EE-TN-0118-0002.pdf | Detail
Judges Pham, Tu M. (W.D. Tenn.) [Magistrate]
EE-TN-0118-9000
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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