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Case Name EEOC v. Tri-Valley Plastics, Inc. EE-KY-0025
Docket / Court 4:05CV-39-M ( W.D. Ky. )
State/Territory Kentucky
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2005, the Louisville Area Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Tri-Valley Plastics, Inc., doing business as Tri-Valley Millennium Plastics, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky alleging discrimination on the basis of sex and retaliation in ... read more >
In March 2005, the Louisville Area Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Tri-Valley Plastics, Inc., doing business as Tri-Valley Millennium Plastics, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky alleging discrimination on the basis of sex and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant sexually harassed some of the complaining parties, female employees, and retaliated against complainants following their opposition to these practices. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in September 2006 through a consent decree.

The two year decree required the defendant to: post notice of employee rights, provide EEO training to its supervisors and managers, and pay $7,500 to be distributed among three complaining parties.

David Friedman - 12/04/2007


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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
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Tri-Valley Plastics, 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
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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)
4:05-cv-0039-JHM-ERG (W.D. Ky.) 09/22/2006
EE-KY-0025-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/16/2005
EE-KY-0025-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 09/21/2006
EE-KY-0025-0002.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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