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Case Name EEOC v. HOOVER DODGE EE-SC-0024
Docket / Court 2:03-3055-18BG ( D.S.C. )
State/Territory South Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Raleigh and Charlotte offices filed this suit on September 25, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina (Charleston). The EEOC alleged that defendant Hoover Chrysler, Inc. violated Title VII by subjecting female employees to a sexually hostile work environment. ... read more >
The EEOC's Raleigh and Charlotte offices filed this suit on September 25, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina (Charleston). The EEOC alleged that defendant Hoover Chrysler, Inc. violated Title VII by subjecting female employees to a sexually hostile work environment. Two of the complainants intervened.

A consent decree was entered on February 24, 2005. The defendant agreed to pay a total of $86,500 to the complainants. Defendant also agreed to develop an anti-discrimination policy, provide training for its employees and allow the EEOC access to inspect it during the two-year decree.

Jason Chester - 02/14/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State law
Defendant(s) Hoover Chrysler Jeep Inc
Hoover Chrysler, Inc.
Hoover Jeep Chrysler Inc
Hoover Motors 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 2005 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
2:03-cv-03055-PMD-GCK (D.S.C.) 02/24/2005
EE-SC-0024-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/25/2003
EE-SC-0024-0001.pdf | Detail
Amended Complaint 12/30/2003
EE-SC-0024-0002.pdf | Detail
[Order re:] Motion to Compel 01/10/2004 (D.S.C.)
EE-SC-0024-0006.pdf | Detail
Complaint in Intervention 01/16/2004
EE-SC-0024-0003.pdf | Detail
Second Amended Complaint 04/28/2004
EE-SC-0024-0004.pdf | Detail
Amended Complaint in Intervention 04/30/2004
EE-SC-0024-0005.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 02/24/2005
EE-SC-0024-0007.pdf | Detail
Judges Kosko, George C. (D.S.C.) [Magistrate]
EE-SC-0024-0006 | EE-SC-0024-9000
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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