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Case Name EEOC v. ROYER HOMES OF MISSISSIPPI EE-MS-0046
Docket / Court 00-CV-229 ( S.D. Miss. )
State/Territory Mississippi
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1999 the Birmingham, AL and Jackson, MS offices of the EEOC brought this suit against Royer Homes of Mississippi, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. The EEOC alleged that the company discriminated against a female charging party by denying her ... read more >
In September 1999 the Birmingham, AL and Jackson, MS offices of the EEOC brought this suit against Royer Homes of Mississippi, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. The EEOC alleged that the company discriminated against a female charging party by denying her promotions on the basis of her gender and retaliated against her by demanding that she release a viable Title VII claim before the company would pay her for work already performed. The private plaintiff intervened in the case in August 2000.

The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment in February 2001, which was denied in June 2001. The case went to trial in June 2001. After the trial, the jury returned a verdict for Royer Homes on the discrimination claim but for the plaintiff on the retaliation claim, awarding $75,000 in damages. The defendant appealed the judgment, but the 5th Circuit affirmed the district court's decision.

Ryan Kasten - 11/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
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) Royer Homes of Mississippi, 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
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
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)
02-60158 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 12/10/2002
EE-MS-0046-9001.pdf | Detail
1:00-cv-00229-WJG (S.D. Miss.) 11/26/2004
EE-MS-0046-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
[Order Affirming District Court] 09/16/2002 (48 Fed.Appx. 917)
EE-MS-0046-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
[Order Affirming District Court] 10/16/2002 (51 Fed.Appx. 930)
EE-MS-0046-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
FY 2002 Office of General Counsel Annual Report [selection] 06/16/2003
EE-MS-0046-0001.pdf | Detail
Judges Barksdale, Rhesa Hawkins (Fifth Circuit)
EE-MS-0046-0002
Benavides, Fortunato Pedro (Fifth Circuit)
EE-MS-0046-0002
DeMoss, Harold R. Jr. (Fifth Circuit)
EE-MS-0046-0002
Jolly, E. Grady (Fifth Circuit)
EE-MS-0046-0003
Jones, Edith Hollan (Fifth Circuit)
EE-MS-0046-0003
Parker, Robert Manley (Fifth Circuit, E.D. Tex.)
EE-MS-0046-0003
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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