University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
new search
page permalink
Case Name EEOC v. ACTION, INC. EE-OK-0001
Docket / Court 5:05-cv-749 ( W.D. Okla. )
State/Territory Oklahoma
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 2005, the Oklahoma City Area Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Action, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint ... read more >
In June 2005, the Oklahoma City Area Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Action, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the two charging parties, male employees, to a sexually hostile work environment resulting in the constructive, and in one case retaliatory, discharge of the charging parties. The charging parties intervened in the lawsuit in October 2005. Following a successful motion for partial summary Judgment by the EEOC, the parties settled the lawsuit in June 2006 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing agreements not to discriminate or retaliate, required the defendant to: expunge the complainants' employment record of any reference to the lawsuit, post notice of employee rights and provide anti-discrimination training to all employees once a year for two years, implement a dispute resolution mechanism, report to the EEOC regarding internal complaints of sexual harassment and pay $40,000 to be distributed among two individuals.

David Friedman - 10/22/2007


compress summary

- click to show/hide ALL -
Issues and Causes of Action
click to show/hide detail
Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
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
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
State law
Defendant(s) Action, 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 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2006
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
click to show/hide detail
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)
5:05-cv-00749-W (W.D. Okla.) 06/20/2006
EE-OK-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 06/30/2005
EE-OK-0001-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs' Intervenor Complaint 09/13/2005
EE-OK-0001-0002.pdf | Detail
Order [granting plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment] 05/15/2006 (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0001-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 06/20/2006
EE-OK-0001-0004.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

- click to show/hide ALL -

new search
page permalink

- top of page -