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Case Name EEOC v. HOME IMPROVEMENT FINANCIAL EE-GA-0040
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-1731 ( N.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 2005, the Atlanta District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Home Improvement Financial Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia alleging discrimination and retaliation on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act ... read more >
In June 2005, the Atlanta District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Home Improvement Financial Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia alleging discrimination and retaliation on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the complaining party, and African-American employee, on the basis of race and subsequently fired him in retaliation for his opposition to this practice. Following completion of discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in March 2006 through a consent decree.

The one-year decree, containing non-retaliation and non-discrimination clauses, required the defendant to: certify implementation of its revised anti-discrimination policy to the EEOC, provide a neutral reference for the complainant, and pay $5,000 to be distributed to the complainant.

Daisy Manning - 12/17/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
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
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Home Improvement Financial Services, 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 2006 - 2007
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)
1:05-cv-01731-JFK (N.D. Ga.) 04/20/2006
EE-GA-0040-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/30/2005
EE-GA-0040-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint 08/11/2005
EE-GA-0040-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 03/31/2006
EE-GA-0040-0003 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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