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Case Name EEOC v. TIC-The Industrial Company EE-LA-0083
Docket / Court 01-1776 ( E.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 2001, the New Orleans District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against The Industrial Company, a construction company, alleging discrimination on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendants, ... read more >
In June 2001, the New Orleans District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against The Industrial Company, a construction company, alleging discrimination on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendants, African-American applicants, were denied construction positions due to their race, black or that its hiring policies had a disparate impact on black applicants. Following several motions to dismiss by the plaintiff and some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in December 2002 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing a non-discrimination and non-retaliation clause, required the defendant to: retain, annually report and maintain searchable employment application records; comply with specified recruitment and hiring protocols and requirements; make good faith efforts to attract qualified African-American applicants; provide EEO training to managers and supervisors; pay $2,300,000 to a fund to pay class members, with the remainder to fund trade schools or colleges; pay $200,000 for a minority development program.

Daisy Manning - 10/29/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Discrimination Prohibition
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Monitoring
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) The Industrial Company ("TIC")
TIC Holdings, 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 - 2006
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)
2:01-cv-01776-LMA (E.D. La.) 04/20/2006
EE-LA-0083-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
EEOC Sues Major Construction Firm for Widespread Race Discrimination 06/11/2001
EE-LA-0083-0003.pdf | Detail
Complaint and Jury Demand 06/11/2001
EE-LA-0083-0006.pdf | Detail
Order and Reasons [re: Protective Order] 11/21/2002 (2002 WL 31654977) (E.D. La.)
EE-LA-0083-0007.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Consent Decree 04/02/2003
EE-LA-0083-0001.pdf | Detail
EEOC and TIC the Industrical Company Settle Discrimination Lawsuit 04/08/2003
EE-LA-0083-0002.pdf | Detail
EEOC Litigation Settlements - April 2003 12/31/2003
EE-LA-0083-0004.pdf | Detail
FY 2003 Office of General Counsel Annual Report 01/05/2005
EE-LA-0083-0005.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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