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Case Name EEOC v. PORT ARTHUR HOUSING AUTHORITY EE-TX-0080
Docket / Court 1:01-cv-00520-HC ( E.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Case Summary
In July 2001, the Houston District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur, TX in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas alleging violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Specifically, the defendant forced one of ... read more >
In July 2001, the Houston District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur, TX in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas alleging violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Specifically, the defendant forced one of the charging parties, a male employee, to involuntarily retire when he reached age seventy. In addition, the defendant required another female employee to work a reduced number of hours after she turned seventy years old. In December 2001, the parties settled through a consent decree. Under the terms of the decree, which included both anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation clauses, the defendant agreed to pay the charging party $22,500 and to give him a written offer of employment for reinstatement to his previous position.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/05/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Defendant(s) Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur, TX
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
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 2001 - 2003
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
1:01-cv-00520-HC (E.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0080-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/30/2003
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-TX-0080-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/31/2001
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Agreed Consent Decree [ECF# 10]
EE-TX-0080-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/18/2001
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff's Lawyers Adewale-Mendes, Rose (Texas)
EE-TX-0080-0001
Bowne, Timothy M. (Texas)
EE-TX-0080-0001
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)
EE-TX-0080-0001
Sacher, Jim (Texas)
EE-TX-0080-0001

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