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Case Name EEOC v. ADVANCE SECURITY INC et al EE-TX-0422
Docket / Court 3:99-cv-00593 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
EEOC's Houston, TX office filed this Title VII lawsuit alleging that the defendant U.S. Security Associates, Inc. d/b/a Advance Security did not prevent or correct a former employee's discriminatory activities based on race. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the ... read more >
EEOC's Houston, TX office filed this Title VII lawsuit alleging that the defendant U.S. Security Associates, Inc. d/b/a Advance Security did not prevent or correct a former employee's discriminatory activities based on race. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Galveston) on 09/23/1999. The discriminatory activities took place in defendant's Texas City, TX facility. There is no detail about the allegations as we do not have access to the EEOC complaint. The five individual complainants did not intervene in the suit or file a separate suit.

Defendant moved for summary judgment after the trial date for the case was postponed. Before the district court made any decision, the parties settled and the case was administratively closed. A consent decree was entered by the court on 04/26/2001.

Under the 18-month consent decree, the defendant agreed to pay the five individual complainants a confidential sum. The defendant also agreed to hire two complainants, and not to rehire the individual engaged in discrimination. The consent decree also required the defendant to revise its EEO policies, provide training and post notice of EEO policy.

Yin Zheng - 07/15/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Hire
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-basis
Race 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) U.S. Security Associates, 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 2001 - 2002
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)
3:99-cv-00593 (S.D. Tex.) 04/26/2001
EE-TX-0422-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 04/26/2001
EE-TX-0422-0001.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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