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Case Name EEOC v. BALLARD REALTY, ET AL EE-AL-0007
Docket / Court 2:01-cv-00276-ID-SRW ( M.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2001, the Birmingham District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Ballard Realty Management Company, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. We do not have a copy of the EEOC's complaint. However, the charging party intervened in the suit in May 2001, ... read more >
In March 2001, the Birmingham District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Ballard Realty Management Company, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. We do not have a copy of the EEOC's complaint. However, the charging party intervened in the suit in May 2001, and her complaint alleged discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the defendant discriminated against the charging party, a female employee, after it discovered that she was pregnant by decreasing her work hours and subjecting her to a hostile work environment.

In April 2002, the defendant filed a motion for summary judgment which was granted in May 2002. Therefore, the plaintiff did not obtain relief. In July 2002, the suit was appealed, and in December 2002, the appeal was dismissed with prejudice because the parties apparently reached a settlement.

Michele Marxkors - 06/11/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Ballard Realty Management Company, 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 Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
2:01-cv-00276-ID-SRW (M.D. Ala.) 12/09/2002
EE-AL-0007-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint in Intervention 04/09/2001
EE-AL-0007-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order [Regarding Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment] 05/16/2002 (M.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0007-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
[Court of Appeals Opinion] 12/04/2002
EE-AL-0007-0007.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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