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Case Name EEOC v. CHANNEL MARKER II EE-NC-0020
Docket / Court 5:02-cv-00702-H ( E.D.N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Charlotte District Office brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina against Channel Market II, Inc. The complaint, filed in September 2002, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the ... read more >
The Charlotte District Office brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina against Channel Market II, Inc. The complaint, filed in September 2002, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that Defendant had subjected the charging party to sexual harassment and constuctive discharge. The parties agreed to a consent judgment in November 2003.

The two-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: expunge the charging party's employment records from any references to the charge of discrimination, develop an anti-harassment policy, provide annual Title VII training for all its employees, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, post an employee notice, and pay the charging party $5,000.

Elizabeth Glassman - 06/14/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Channel Marker II, Inc.
Channel Marker II, 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 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)
5:02-cv-00702-H (E.D.N.C.) 01/06/2004
EE-NC-0020-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/27/2002
EE-NC-0020-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 11/26/2003
EE-NC-0020-0002 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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