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Case Name EEOC v. FURNITURE DISTRIBUTORS INC., et al EE-NC-0041
Docket / Court 5:02-CV-101-MCK ( W.D.N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Charlotte Office of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. The Defendants were Furniture Distributors, Inc., Kimbrell's of Statesville, NC, and Kimbrell's, Inc, all associated as a furniture store. The controversy involved the alleged ... read more >
The Charlotte Office of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. The Defendants were Furniture Distributors, Inc., Kimbrell's of Statesville, NC, and Kimbrell's, Inc, all associated as a furniture store. The controversy involved the alleged sexual harassment and constructive discharge of an employee in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lawsuit was filed in August of 2002 and was eventually resolved by consent decree in October of 2003. The complainant, who intervened in the case, was awarded $25,000 and a guarantee of neutral references. In addition, the company had to provide an annual training seminar, post a Notice, and provide detailed annual reports to the EEOC. The decree was to last for three years.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/22/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
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
Defendant(s) Furniture Distributors, Inc.
Kimbrell's of Statesville, NC
Kimbrell's, 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
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Docket(s)
5:02-cv-00101 (W.D.N.C.)
EE-NC-0041-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/14/2003
General Documents
Complaint
EE-NC-0041-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/30/2002
Complaint in Intervention
EE-NC-0041-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/04/2003
Consent Decree
EE-NC-0041-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/20/2003
Plaintiff's Lawyers Angel, Kirk J. (North Carolina)
EE-NC-0041-0001
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)
EE-NC-0041-0001
Weinstein, Mindy (North Carolina)
EE-NC-0041-0001

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