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Case Name EEOC V. LOOP 20 TX, INC. EE-TX-0215
Docket / Court 7:06-cv-00121-RAJ ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The San Antonio district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Loop 20 Texas, Inc. and Cheema, Inc. in September 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The complaint alleged the defendants' top official subjected a class of female employees to sexual harassment ... read more >
The San Antonio district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Loop 20 Texas, Inc. and Cheema, Inc. in September 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The complaint alleged the defendants' top official subjected a class of female employees to sexual harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He also retaliated against a female employee, reducing her hours and accordingly constructively discharging her. The defendants moved to dismiss the case in December 2006, and the motion was denied in February 2007. After the judge in the case entered an administrative order closing the case, the parties entered a consent decree in May 2007.

The decree included non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendants to expunge the employment record of the female employee, and required the defendants to post and distribute a notice of employees' rights. The consent decree also required the defendants to train all employees in equal employment opportunity compliance training for no less than four hours. The injunctive parts of the decree had a two year term. If the EEOC found non-compliance, the running of the two year period is tolled as of the date of the violation. In addition, the defendants agreed to pay $16,750 to the complainant and $18,250 to a fund for aggrieved individuals identified by the EEOC as class members, in amounts to be set forth by the EEOC.

Kevin Wilemon - 05/20/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Cheema, Inc.
Cheema, Inc.
Cheema, Inc.
Loop 20 Texas, Inc.
Loop 20 Texas, Inc.
Loop 20 Texas, 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 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
7:06-cv-00121-RAJ (W.D. Tex.) 05/02/2007
EE-TX-0215-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/26/2006
EE-TX-0215-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying the Defendant's Motion to Dismiss, or, in the Alternative, For Summary Judgment 02/05/2007 (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0215-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 02/20/2007 (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0215-0008.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 05/02/2007
EE-TX-0215-0009.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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