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Case Name EEOC v. American Metal Coatings, Inc. & Dino Land Properties, Inc. EE-OH-0007
Docket / Court 1:01-cv-02235-KMO ( N.D. Ohio )
State/Territory Ohio
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2001, the Cleveland and Baltimore offices of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against American Metal Coatings, Inc. et al in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimants because of their race, ... read more >
In September 2001, the Cleveland and Baltimore offices of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against American Metal Coatings, Inc. et al in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimants because of their race, national origin, and/or color. More specifically, the defendant subjected the claimants to a hostile work environment and discharging or constructively discharging the claimants because of their race (black and Hispanic), national origin (Puerto Rican) or color. The case went to mediation, and the parties settled by entry of a consent decree in July 2003.

The three year consent decree required to pay the claimants a sum of $165,000, refrain from discrimination and retaliation, adopt and adhere to an anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy, provide training for all employees on the policy and all employees who investigate and handle complaint of discrimination or harassment on the requirements of Title VII, post notice, notify the EEOC if certain employees seek supervisory positions with the defendant again, give the EEOC reports on complaints and acquired knowledge of harassment and or discrimination, and allow the EEOC to inspect their premises to ensure compliance with the decree and Title VII.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/26/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) American Metal Coatings, Inc.
Dino Land Properties, 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 2003 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
1:01-cv-02235-KMO (N.D. Ohio) 07/08/2003
EE-OH-0007-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/21/2001
EE-OH-0007-0001 PDF | Detail
Amended Complaint 04/09/2002
EE-OH-0007-0002 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 07/08/2003
EE-OH-0007-0003 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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