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Case Name EEOC v. WVT OF TEXAS, INC. EE-TX-0414
Docket / Court 9:01-CV-155 ( E.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC Houston office filed this suit on July 5, 2001 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Lufkin Division. The suit alleged that defendant WVT Texas violated the Equal Pay Act and Title VII by paying the two female complainants $50 less per week than a male employee in ... read more >
The EEOC Houston office filed this suit on July 5, 2001 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Lufkin Division. The suit alleged that defendant WVT Texas violated the Equal Pay Act and Title VII by paying the two female complainants $50 less per week than a male employee in the exact same position. The case progressed smoothly after filing with a scheduling conference and the adding of a second complainant as the only substantive events. Then, on September 4, 2002, the parties filed an agreed motion to enter the consent decree. The consent decree was officially entered by the court on September 12, 2002.

In the consent decree, the defendant agreed to pay one of the complainants $1290 and provide her with a neutral job reference. The defendant also agreed to refrain from discriminating in its compensation and post notice of employee rights in its facility. The decree, which remained in effect for one year, was subject to court enforcement.

Jason Chester - 07/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
Defendant(s) WVT of T exas, 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 2002 - 2003
Case Closing Year 2002
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
9:01-cv-00155-JH (E.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0414-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/10/2003
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-TX-0414-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/05/2001
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Original Complaint [ECF# 11]
EE-TX-0414-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/22/2002
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree [ECF# 22]
EE-TX-0414-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/12/2002
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]

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