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Case Name EEOC v. LEGGETT & PLATT, INCORPORATED EE-NC-0061
Docket / Court 1:99CV00171 ( M.D. N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 1999, the EEOC district office in Charlotte, North Carolina brought this action against Leggett & Platt, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. The complaint in not available. On the same day the complaint was filed, the parties filed the consent ... read more >
In March 1999, the EEOC district office in Charlotte, North Carolina brought this action against Leggett & Platt, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. The complaint in not available. On the same day the complaint was filed, the parties filed the consent decree. The court provisionally approved the consent decree so the parties could finalize a class distribution list. Upon finalization, the court entered the final consent decree in December 1999.

The consent decree ordered the defendants to pay a total of $200,000. $15,000 is to go to the charging party with the rest to be split up equally among the aggrieved class members. Defendants are to also provide preferential hiring to the aggrieived class members at least until twelve spots have been filled with such people, they are to hold trainings detailing the company's policy against discrimination and retaliation for managers and hold group meetings for all other employees on the same topic as well as the complaint process. Additionally, defendants must post a copy of the anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation policy.

Jennifer Solomon - 07/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Goals and Timekeeping
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Leggett & Platt, 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 - 2001
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-00171-JAB (M.D. N.C.) 12/22/1999
EE-NC-0061-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Amended Consent Decree 12/09/1999
EE-NC-0061-0001 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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