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Case Name EEOC v. GAMMAN'S ARCHITECTURAL d/b/a SKYLIGHTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. EE-GA-0029
Docket / Court 3:05-cv-00097-CC ( N.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Atlanta District Office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Gammans Architectural (doing business as Skyline International, Inc.) and Gammans Architectural Products in September 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The complaint alleged that ... read more >
The Atlanta District Office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Gammans Architectural (doing business as Skyline International, Inc.) and Gammans Architectural Products in September 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The complaint alleged that complainants were terminated because of their race. More specifically, the complainants alleged that the defendant terminated the complainants (the two most tenured and experienced employees at their position) while retaining less tenured and experienced non-black employees and hiring less qualified non-black employees to share in the duties and responsibilities previously held by the complainants. The court ordered a default judgment in favor of the EEOC after defendant's failed to comply with a court order to seek counsel in October 2006.

As a result of the default judgment, the court ordered the defendant to pay one complainant $77,484.18, consisting of $42,484.18 in back pay and $35,000 in compensatory damages. The court also ordered the defendant to pay the other complainant $85,124.15, consisting of $50,124.15 in back pay and $35,000 in compensatory damages. The default judgment also permanently enjoined the defendant from engaging in discriminatory practices.

Kevin Wilemon - 05/29/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) Gammans Architectural
Gammans Architectural
Gammans Architectural
Gammans Architectural Products, Inc.
Gammans Architectural Products, 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 Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
3:05-cv-00097-CC (N.D. Ga.) 10/26/2006
EE-GA-0029-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/30/2005
EE-GA-0029-0001.pdf | Detail
Final Report and Recommendations 01/06/2006
EE-GA-0029-0003.pdf | Detail
Order [Adopting in Part and Rejecting in Part the Report and Recommendation] 02/07/2006 (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0029-0007.pdf | Detail
Order 04/28/2006 (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0029-0008.pdf | Detail
Order for Service of Final Report and Recommendation [with Attached Copy of Report] 07/20/2006 (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0029-0010.pdf | Detail
Order 10/26/2006 (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0029-0011.pdf | Detail
Default Judgment 10/26/2006 (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0029-0012.pdf | Detail
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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