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Case Name EEOC v. BLUEGREEN CORPORATION EE-TX-0048
Docket / Court 3:02-cv-01760 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 2002, the EEOC district office in Dallas, Texas brought this suit against the Bluegreen Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Two former females attempted to intervene in the case, one succeeded. The complaint states that the successful former female ... read more >
In August 2002, the EEOC district office in Dallas, Texas brought this suit against the Bluegreen Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Two former females attempted to intervene in the case, one succeeded. The complaint states that the successful former female employee alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it maintained a sexually hostile work environment, which led to her constructive discharge. After extensive discovery and a pending defense motion for summary judgment, the parties settled the case and a settlement agreement was entered in September 2006.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that defendant would continue to implement its existing EEO policies, revise its EEO policy, post an EEO notice, provide EEO training, perform annual audits, pay the aggrieved party $51,000 in damages, and pay $34,000 in attorney's fees. The terms of the settlement ran for two years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Joel Pettit - 06/28/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Auditing
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
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
Defendant(s) The Bluegreen Corporation
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 Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
3:02-cv-01760 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0048-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/11/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
EE-TX-0048-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/16/2002
Order (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0048-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/25/2003
Plaintiff EEOC's First Amended Complaint
EE-TX-0048-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/29/2003
Order (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0048-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/27/2004
Stipulation of Voluntary Dismissal and Settlement Agreement
EE-TX-0048-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/22/2004
Order of Dismissal (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0048-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/11/2006

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