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Case Name EEOC v. DALLAS MORNING NEWS LP and BELO CORP EE-TX-0095
Docket / Court 3:02-cv-01262 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 2002, the Houston District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Dallas Morning News, L.P. and Belo Corp. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, ... read more >
In June 2002, the Houston District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Dallas Morning News, L.P. and Belo Corp. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the defendants allegedly retaliated against the charging party, a female employee, because she filed charges of race discrimination by disciplining her, threatening her, and eventually terminating her. After some discovery and scheduling orders, the parties settled through a consent decree in September 2003.

The one-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendants to: provide the charging party with a neutral employment reference, expunge her file of all references to the discrimination charges, post a nondiscrimination notice, and provide anti-retaliation training to the supervisors of the charging party's former work group. In addition, the defendants agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of monetary relief to the charging party.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/19/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Dallas Morning News, L.P.
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 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2003
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
3:02-cv-01262 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0095-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/19/2003
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Original Complaint
EE-TX-0095-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/17/2002
First Amended Complaint
EE-TX-0095-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/19/2002
Consent Decree
EE-TX-0095-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/19/2003

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