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Case Name EEOC v. BURT CHEVROLET, INC. & LGC MANAGEMENT EE-CO-0011
Docket / Court 99-M-1881 ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1999, the EEOC district office in Denver, Colorado brought this suit against Burt Chevrolet, Inc., a regional automobile dealership, and LGC Management, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Although the complaint is unavailable, the EEOC released a statement ... read more >
In September 1999, the EEOC district office in Denver, Colorado brought this suit against Burt Chevrolet, Inc., a regional automobile dealership, and LGC Management, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Although the complaint is unavailable, the EEOC released a statement which contained allegations of sex discrimination violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, 10 salesmen alleged that several male manages subjected them to severe and repeated sexual harassment. After a protracted series of various discovery motions, motions for summary judgment, and protective orders, the parties entered a consent decree in August 2000. Although the consent decree is not available, the EEOC press-release states the 10 aggrieved salesmen received a class settlement for $500,000 and that Burt Chevrolet would provide EEO training for three years from the date of the consent decree.

Jason Chester - 06/03/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Content of Injunction
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
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) Burt Chevrolet, Inc.
LGC Management, 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 2000 - 2003
Case Closing Year 2000
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-01881-CAB-MJW (D. Colo.) 10/08/2003
EE-CO-0011-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
EEOC Press Release 08/04/2000
EE-CO-0011-0001 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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