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Case Name EEOC v. HEIL TRAILER INTERNATIONAL EE-TN-0054
Docket / Court 1:99-cv-00367 ( E.D. Tenn )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In December 1999, the Memphis Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Heil Trailer International in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, the EEOC's annual ... read more >
In December 1999, the Memphis Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Heil Trailer International in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, the EEOC's annual report indicates that the the defendant trailer manufacturer allegedly failed to hire female applicants for entry level factory positions and otherwise assigned, segregated and limited the job opportunities of female employees because of their sex. Following some scheduling motions, the parties settled the lawsuit through a consent decree in December 2001. This decree required the Defendant to pay $250,000 to women harmed by the alleged practices, to adopt non-discriminatory hiring policies, and to provide training to its managers. This decree as a term of two years.

Keri Livingston - 11/05/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Heil Trailer International
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 2001 - 2003
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
1:99-cv-00367 (E.D. Tenn) 12/06/2001
EE-TN-0054-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Concent Decree
EE-TN-0054-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: District Court
EEOC's FY 2002 Office of General Counsel Annual Report [Selection] 12/31/2003
EE-TN-0054-0001 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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