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Case Name EEOC v. Wehr Constructors, Inc. EE-KY-0031
Docket / Court 3:05-CV-342-H ( W.D. Ky. )
State/Territory Kentucky
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 2005, the Indianapolis District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Wehr Constructors, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky alleging discrimination on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the ... read more >
In June 2005, the Indianapolis District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Wehr Constructors, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky alleging discrimination on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the charging party, an African-American employee, to racial harassment and different terms and conditions of employment because of their race. After some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in April 2007 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing agreements not to discriminate or retaliate, required the defendant to: post notice of employee rights, provide Title VII training to all employees, make biannual reports detailing compliance with the settlement decree and any complaints filed, and pay $60,000 to be distributed among four individuals.

David Friedman - 10/15/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
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) Wehr Constructors, 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 2007 - 2010
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)
3:05-cv-00342-JGH (W.D. Ky.) 04/25/2007
EE-KY-0031-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 06/10/2005
EE-KY-0031-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 04/24/2007
EE-KY-0031-0002 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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