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Case Name EEOC v. P.T. Morgan Paper Company EE-DE-0022
Docket / Court 1:04-cv-01304-KAJ ( D. Del. )
State/Territory Delaware
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2004, the Pittsburgh Area Office of the EEOC brought this suit against P.T. Morgan Paper Company, aka P.T. Morgan Packaging Company, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. ... read more >
In September 2004, the Pittsburgh Area Office of the EEOC brought this suit against P.T. Morgan Paper Company, aka P.T. Morgan Packaging Company, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the settlement agreement that the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the charging party and other similarly situated Black employees to a racially hostile work environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, resulting in the charging party's constructive discharge. After several scheduling conferences, the defendant filed a motion for summary judgment in December 2005. The EEOC filed a cross motion for summary judgment in January 2006. Both motions were denied in February 2006. After some discovery, the parties settled in March 2006 through a settlement agreement.

The two-year agreement, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: provide the charging party with a neutral employment reference, post a notice of employee rights, implement and distribute its anti-discrimination policy and complaint procedure, provide Title VII training for all its managers and supervisors, and pay $20,000 to be distributed among four individuals.

Michele Marxkors - 08/10/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) P.T. Morgan Paper 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 Voluntary Dismissal
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)
1:04-cv-01304-KAJ (D. Del.) 03/29/2006
EE-DE-0022-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order [Denying Motions for S/J] 02/06/2006 (D. Del.)
EE-DE-0022-0001 PDF | Detail
Settlement Agreement 03/10/2006
EE-DE-0022-0002 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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