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Case Name EEOC v. Icon Benefit Administrators EE-TX-0178
Docket / Court 5:03-CV-039-C ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's San Antonio office, in conjunction with its El Paso office, filed this suit on November 19, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock Division. The EEOC alleged that defendant Icon Benefit Administrators Inc., formerly known as Ted L. Parker & Associates ... read more >
The EEOC's San Antonio office, in conjunction with its El Paso office, filed this suit on November 19, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock Division. The EEOC alleged that defendant Icon Benefit Administrators Inc., formerly known as Ted L. Parker & Associates Inc., discharged the two complainants in violation of Title VII. One complainant was allegedly discharged because of his atheistic religious views and in retaliation for complaining of religious discrimination. The second complainant was allegedly discharged because of her gender and her Catholic religious views. One complainant intervened in the suit. The EEOC and the defendant both filed discovery motions and a trial date was set before the parties reached an agreement to settle. The settlement agreement was proposed and entered into the record on November 3, 2003. The defendant agreed to pay the complainants $5,000 each and rovide training for its management staff.

Jason Chester - 08/24/2007


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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
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Icon Benefit Adminstrators 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 Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
5:03-cv-00039 (N.D. Tex.) 11/03/2003
EE-TX-0178-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 11/19/2002
EE-TX-0178-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Complaint in Intervention 01/24/2003
EE-TX-0178-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [re: Motion to Compel] 06/03/2003 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0178-0005 PDF | Detail
Order [re: Motion to Quash] 06/03/2003 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0178-0006 PDF | Detail
Settlement Agreement 11/03/2003
EE-TX-0178-0004 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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