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Case Name EEOC v. The Reed Group, Inc. EE-MI-0136
Docket / Court 1:02-cv-00396-RHB ( W.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 2002, the Detroit District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against The Reed Group, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint ... read more >
In June 2002, the Detroit District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against The Reed Group, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the charging party, a female employee, to a sexually hostile work environment consisting of unwelcome sexual comments, offensive remarks with sexual overtones, unwanted touching, sexually explicit phone calls on cell and house phone, and constructive discharged from employment. The defendant did not appear in the case, and the EEOC received entry of a default judgment in November 2002. The default judgment, made in January of 2003, required the defendant to pay $73,878.04 plus costs.

David Friedman - 10/08/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
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) The Reed Group Inc.
The Reed Group 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 2003
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)
1:02-cv-00396-RHB (W.D. Mich.) 01/30/2003
EE-MI-0136-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint and Jury Demand 06/03/2002
EE-MI-0136-0001.pdf | Detail
Default Judgment 01/30/2003 (W.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0136-0002.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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