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Case Name EEOC v. NORTH AMERICAN CABLE EQUIPMENT, INC. EE-PA-0118
Docket / Court 2:06-cv-04271-WD ( E.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006, the Philadelphia District Office brought this suit against North American Cable Equipment, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging discrimination on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In September 2006, the Philadelphia District Office brought this suit against North American Cable Equipment, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging discrimination on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the defendant allegedly subjected the charging party, a Black employee, and a group of similarly situated individuals to a racially hostile work environment consisting of racially offensive comments, jokes, and emails, resulting in the constructive discharge of the charging party. After very little action in the case, the parties appear to have reached a tentative settlement in January 2007. However, they reached a final agreement in March 2007 through a consent decree. We do not have a copy of the decree; therefore, the exact terms of the settlement are unknown.

Justin Kanter - 07/31/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination 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) North American Cable Equipment, 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 Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
2:06-cv-04271-WD (E.D. Pa.) 03/19/2007
EE-PA-0118-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/25/2006
EE-PA-0118-0001 PDF | Detail
Order [Dismissing Case] 01/18/2007 (E.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0118-0002 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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