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Case Name EEOC v. MALONE OIL COMPANY OF TENN., MALONE OIL TRANSPORT EE-TN-0072
Docket / Court 1:99-cv-01101-JDT ( W.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
EEOC's Memphis Tennessee office filed this Title VII lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and constructive discharge against five defendant collectively doing business as Malone Oil Company. The complaint was filed at the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (Jackson) ... read more >
EEOC's Memphis Tennessee office filed this Title VII lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and constructive discharge against five defendant collectively doing business as Malone Oil Company. The complaint was filed at the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (Jackson) on 04/23/1999. EEOC alleged on behalf of four former female employees that they were subject to sexual harassment in the workplace and were forced to resign after the defendant failed to take corrective measures. The individual complainants did not intervene in the lawsuit.

The docket has only three items and indicated no event between the date when the complaint was filed and when the parties filed a notice of settlement two months later. A consent decree was entered into the judgment on 07/14/1999.

Under the three-year consent decree, the defendant agreed to pay a total of $63,500 to the four complainants. The defendant was also required to post notice of the lawsuit for 30 days and report to the EEOC every 6 months on all complaints received about sexual harassment and actions taken in response.

Yin Zheng - 08/12/2007


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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
Reporting
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) Blytheville Oil Corp.
Malone Oil Company of Arkansas, Inc.
Malone Oil Company of Tennessee, Inc.
Malone Oil Transport Company, Inc.
Self Serve Oil Company of Tennessee, 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 1999 - 2002
Case Closing Year 1999
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)
1:99-cv-01101-JDT (W.D. Tenn.) 07/14/1999
EE-TN-0072-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 07/14/1999
EE-TN-0072-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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