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Case Name EEOC v. WHOLESALE ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPANY OF HOUSTON EE-TX-0412
Docket / Court 4:02-cv-03668 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2002, the Houston office of the EEOC brought this Title VII and ADEA suit against Wholesale Electric Supply Company of Houston in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimants by failing to ... read more >
In September 2002, the Houston office of the EEOC brought this Title VII and ADEA suit against Wholesale Electric Supply Company of Houston in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimants by failing to promote them and discharging them because of their sex (female) and ages (62 and 54). The case settled by entry of a consent decree in January 2004.

The two year consent decree required the defendant to refrain from discrimination and retaliation, provide the claimants with neutral references, expunge the claimant's records, provide EEO training for its managers, and pay the claimants $55,000.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/17/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
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. § 2000e
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Wholesale Electric Supply Company of Houston Inc
Wholesale Electric Supply Company of Houston Inc
Wholesale Electric Supply Company of Houston LP
Wholesale Electric Supply Company of Houston LP
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 2004 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
4:02-cv-03668 (S.D. Tex.) 01/27/2004
EE-TX-0412-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 01/28/2004
EE-TX-0412-0001.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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