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Case Name EEOC v. QWEST COMMUNICATIONS EE-OR-0012
Docket / Court 05CV-1521 HU ( D. Or. )
State/Territory Oregon
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC brought this suit against Qwest Communications in September 2005 in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. The complaint alleged discriminatory discipline and termination of two employees based on national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 196 ... read more >
The EEOC brought this suit against Qwest Communications in September 2005 in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. The complaint alleged discriminatory discipline and termination of two employees based on national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and discriminatory discipline and termination of one employee based on association with the other two employees in violation of Title VII. The court granted the three complainants motions to intervene in December 2005. Two of the intervenor-plaintiffs alleged race and national origin discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII, violation of 42 USC ß1981, race and national origin discrimination and retaliation in violation of Oregon law, intentional infliction of emotional distress, reckless infliction of emotional distress, and wrongful discharge. The third intervenor-plaintiff alleged association disparate treatment and retaliation in violation of Title VII, violation of 42 USC ß1981, race and national origin discrimination and retaliation in violation of Oregon law, intentional infliction of emotional distress, reckless infliction of emotional distress, and wrongful discharge. After reassignment and transfer of the case, denial of a third party's motion to intervene, denial of defendant's motion for summary judgment without prejudice to the parties resubmitting their memos with detailed citations, and several discovery motions submitted by each party and movants, the case is still in litigation, with defendant's second motion for summary judgment pending as of 04/15/2008.

Daisy Manning - 06/02/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
State law
State Anti-Discrimination Law
42 U.S.C. § 1981
Defendant(s) Qwest Communications Inc
Qwest Corporation
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 None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
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)
6:05-cv-01521-HO (D. Or.) 04/15/2008
EE-OR-0012-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/30/2005
EE-OR-0012-0001.pdf | Detail
First Amended Complaint 10/05/2005
EE-OR-0012-0002.pdf | Detail
Intervening Complaint 12/22/2005
EE-OR-0012-0003.pdf | Detail
Intervening Complaint 12/22/2005
EE-OR-0012-0004.pdf | Detail
Intervening Complaint 12/22/2005
EE-OR-0012-0005.pdf | Detail
Order 12/04/2006 (D. Or.)
EE-OR-0012-0006.pdf | Detail
Order 01/23/2007 (D. Or.)
EE-OR-0012-0007.pdf | Detail
Judges Hogan, Michael Robert (D. Or.) [Magistrate]
EE-OR-0012-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Kucuk, Molly P. (Washington)
EE-OR-0012-9000
Lee, Damien A. (Washington)
EE-OR-0012-9000
Linder, Larry L (Oregon)
EE-OR-0012-9000
Lucero, A. Luis Jr. (Washington)
EE-OR-0012-9000
Olson, Kathryn Blaire (Washington)
EE-OR-0012-9000
Percell, Haley E. (Oregon)
EE-OR-0012-9000
Stanley, John F. (Washington)
EE-OR-0012-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Symes, David P.R. (Oregon)
EE-OR-0012-9000
Weston, Cody M. (Oregon)
EE-OR-0012-9000
Zollinger, Jay A. (Oregon)
EE-OR-0012-9000
Other Lawyers Lowry, Robert D. (Oregon)
EE-OR-0012-9000
Mechanic, Gene B. (New York)
EE-OR-0012-9000
Rosenblatt, Richard (Colorado)
EE-OR-0012-9000

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