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Case Name EEOC v. G.I. TRUCKING COMPANY EE-TX-0138
Docket / Court 4:99-cv-02936 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1999, the Houston District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against G.I. Trucking Company in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, an agent of ... read more >
In September 1999, the Houston District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against G.I. Trucking Company in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, an agent of the defendant allegedly subjected the three charging parties, female employees, to a sexually hostile work environment consisting of: unwelcome touching, sexual jokes, and sexually explicit language. These actions resulted in the constructive discharge of one of the charging parties. After some scheduling orders and a discovery dispute, the parties settled through a consent decree in February 2001.

The three-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: provide EEO training, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, post a Title VII notice, and pay $75,000 to be divided among the three charging parties. In addition, the defendant was prohibited from employing the alleged harasser in any capacity in the future.

Jason Chester - 07/23/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) G.I. Trucking Company
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 - 2004
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)
4:99-cv-02936 (S.D. Tex.) 02/02/2001
EE-TX-0138-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
First Amended Original Complaint 11/20/2000
EE-TX-0138-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 02/02/2001
EE-TX-0138-0002.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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