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Case Name EEOC v. Coit Services, Inc. EE-AZ-0037
Docket / Court CIV 02 0668 PHX SLV ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Phoenix Office of the EEOC filed this action in the District Court for the District of Arizona. The Defendant was Coit Services, Inc., a cleaning service for carpet and upholstery. The controversy involved the alleged sexual harassment of the Complainant and subsequent retaliation by refusing ... read more >
The Phoenix Office of the EEOC filed this action in the District Court for the District of Arizona. The Defendant was Coit Services, Inc., a cleaning service for carpet and upholstery. The controversy involved the alleged sexual harassment of the Complainant and subsequent retaliation by refusing to promote her after she made a complaint. The lawsuit was filed in April of 2002 and was eventually resolved by consent decree in December of 2003. The complainant, who intervened in the case, was entitled to a written apology. The company was required to pay the gross sum of $190,000. In addition, employees would be required to attend annual training and the company had to keep documentation regarding discipline for violations, but to not keep documents on employees who file a complaint. The decree was to last for two years.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Apology
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
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) Coit Services, Inc.
Plaintiff Description EEOC on behalf of female employees claiming sex harassment and retaliation.
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 2003 - 2005
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)
2:02-cv-00668-SRB (D. Ariz.) 12/22/2003
EE-AZ-0037-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Litigation Settlement Report 12/22/2003
EE-AZ-0037-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: EEOC.gov
Consent Decree 12/22/2003
EE-AZ-0037-0002 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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