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Case Name EEOC v. ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR COMPANY OF TEXAS EE-TX-0115
Docket / Court 5:99-cv-01088-ECP ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1999, the San Antonio District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Texas in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. It appears ... read more >
In September 1999, the San Antonio District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Texas in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. It appears from the consent decree that the complaint alleged discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("ADEA"). With little other action in the case, the parties seem to have reached a tentative settlement agreement in March 2000. After some amendments to the agreement, the parties entered into a final settlement through a consent decree in June 2000.

The three-year decree, containing a non-discrimination clause, required the defendant to: post a notice of the non-discrimination, distribute its employee referral policy to all its employees, provide ADEA training for its managers, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, utilize non-discriminatory criteria for hiring, conduct annual audits, retain employment applications, and pay $300,000.

Michele Marxkors - 08/03/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Auditing
Discrimination Prohibition
Goals and Timekeeping
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Texas
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 2000 - 2003
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
5:99-cv-01088-ECP (W.D. Tex.) 08/10/2000
EE-TX-0115-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 06/07/2000
EE-TX-0115-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Joint Motion for Amendment of Consent Decree 06/22/2000 (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0115-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Prado, Edward Charles (Fifth Circuit, W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0115-0002
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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