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Case Name EEOC v. EGS Electrical Group and Emerson Electric Company EE-TX-0112
Docket / Court 4:05-cv-02945 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 2005 the Houston office of the EEOC brought this suit against EGS Electrical Group, LLC and Emerson Electrical Company in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. In its complaint, the EEOC alleged that the defendant violated the Equal Pay Act and Title VII by engaging ... read more >
In August 2005 the Houston office of the EEOC brought this suit against EGS Electrical Group, LLC and Emerson Electrical Company in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. In its complaint, the EEOC alleged that the defendant violated the Equal Pay Act and Title VII by engaging in sex-based wage discrimination. Two female charging parties were allegedly paid less than a male counterpart, and one party was allegedly retaliated against for filing a charge of discrimination.

In January 2007 the defendant filed a motion for summary judgment, which was denied in March 2007. The case was resolved by the entry of a consent decree in May 2007. The decree awarded $45,000.00 to each of the two female complainants, and their salaries were increased to match that of a male comparator. The defendant was required to provide Title VII and Equal Pay Act training to its employees, post a notice of rights at its Houston facility, and report to the EEOC annually with all complaints of sex-based wage discrimination. The settlement term was 18 months. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Kevin Wilemon - 10/25/2007
- 06/12/2017


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex 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. § 2000e
Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
Defendant(s) EGS Electrical Group, LLC
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
Filed Pro Se 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 2007 - 2008
Filing Year 2005
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
4:05-cv-02945 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0112-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/24/2007
General Documents
Complaint
EE-TX-0112-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/22/2005
First Amended Original Complaint
EE-TX-0112-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/23/2005
Second Amended Original Complaint [ECF# 18]
EE-TX-0112-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/05/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order (2007 WL 869529 / 2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 25939) (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0112-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/21/2007
Memorandum and Order (2007 WL 1258798 / 2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 31481) (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0112-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 04/30/2007
Consent Decree
EE-TX-0112-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/24/2007

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