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Case Name EEOC v. LEVITZ FURNITURE CORPORATION EE-TX-0203
Docket / Court 5:98-cv-00879-FB ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The San Antonio Office of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The Defendant was Levitz Furniture Company, a furniture retailer. The case involved alleged harassment to the complainant on the basis of national origin (Hispanic), as well as other ... read more >
The San Antonio Office of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The Defendant was Levitz Furniture Company, a furniture retailer. The case involved alleged harassment to the complainant on the basis of national origin (Hispanic), as well as other harassment of employees on the basis of race (Black). The lawsuit was filed in September of 1998 and was eventually resolved by consent decree in February of 1999. The complainant received $2,000, and the company was to provide training for the responsible employee. The duration of the consent decree was one year.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Provide antidiscrimination training
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Levitz Furniture Corporation
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 - 2000
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)
5:98-cv-00879-FB (W.D. Tex.) 02/04/1999
EE-TX-0203-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree 02/04/1999
EE-TX-0203-0001.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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