Case: United States of America v. The District Board of Trustees of Tallahassee Community College

4:06-cv-00508 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Filed Date: Nov. 3, 2006

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

On November 3, 2006, the United States filed a lawsuit under Title VII against the District Board of Trustees of Tallahassee Community College in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, alleging that the community college subjected an employment candidate to discrimination on the basis of his race, African American, by failing or refusing to hire him for the position of HomeSafeNet Trainer. The United States sought remedial and injunctive relief. The EEOC investigated the …

On November 3, 2006, the United States filed a lawsuit under Title VII against the District Board of Trustees of Tallahassee Community College in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, alleging that the community college subjected an employment candidate to discrimination on the basis of his race, African American, by failing or refusing to hire him for the position of HomeSafeNet Trainer. The United States sought remedial and injunctive relief.

The EEOC investigated the charge, found reasonable cause to believe that the allegation of race discrimination was true, attempted unsuccessfully to achieve through conciliation a voluntary resolution of the charge and subsequently referred the matter to the Department of Justice.

On November 7, 2006, the United States and the defendant agreed to enter into a consent decree entered by the district court (Judge Stephen P. Mickle). The Tallahassee Community College was ordered to offer the plaintiff a monetary award of $34,363 in backpay. The TCC no longer hires HSN Trainers so the TCC is not required to offer the plaintiff reinstatement. However, if he applies for employment with the TCC in the future, his application will be given fair, objective, non-retaliatory and non-discriminatory consideration. In order to accept the relief, the plaintiff had to sign the executed release.

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Summary Authors

Dana Schwarz (11/8/2007)

People

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Judge(s)

Mickle, Stephan P. (Florida)

Sherrill, William C. Jr. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Kim, Wan J. (District of Columbia)

Leggott, Charles E. (District of Columbia)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Mabile, William R (Florida)

Judge(s)

Mickle, Stephan P. (Florida)

Sherrill, William C. Jr. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Kim, Wan J. (District of Columbia)

Leggott, Charles E. (District of Columbia)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Mabile, William R (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:06-cv-00508

Docket (PACER)

United States v. District Board of Trustees of Tallahassee Community College

March 28, 2007

March 28, 2007

Docket
1

4:06-cv-00508

Complaint

United States of America v. The District Board of Trustees of Talahassee Community College

Nov. 3, 2006

Nov. 3, 2006

Complaint
3

4:06-cv-00508

Consent Decree

United States of America v. The District Board of Trustees of Talahassee Community College

Nov. 7, 2006

Nov. 7, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Docket

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Last updated Aug. 25, 2022, 3 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, filed by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Decree# 2 Appendix A# 3 Appendix B) (llt) (Entered: 11/06/2006)

Nov. 2, 2006

Nov. 2, 2006

2

CIVIL COVER SHEET. (llt) (Entered: 11/06/2006)

Nov. 2, 2006

Nov. 2, 2006

3

Consent Decree re 1 Complaint filed by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; Court will dismiss this matter upon receiving notification from the parties that the conditions of Paragraph 5 have been met. If this Consent Decree is not dismissed as provided for in this Paragraph, it shall expire and this case shall be dismissed without further order of this Court, one year from the date of entry of this Decree or, if sooner, upon notice to the Court by the parties that further order or judgments will not be necessary. The parties shall bear their own costs in this action including any attorney's fees. Signed by Judge STEPHAN P MICKLE on 11/7/06. (llt) (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 7, 2006

Nov. 7, 2006

Set/Reset Deadline - Miscellaneous Deadline for clerk to monitor status of dismissal this case per 3 Consent Decree- by 11/7/2007 (llt) (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 8, 2006

Nov. 8, 2006

4

MOTION to Dismiss With Prejudice by DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response not filed earlier: 4/10/2007) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B) (MABILE, WILLIAM) (Entered: 03/23/2007)

March 23, 2007

March 23, 2007

ACTION REQUIRED BY CHAMBERS: Chambers of Judge Mickle notified that action is needed Re: 4 Joint MOTION to Dismiss With Prejudice (llt) (Entered: 03/26/2007)

March 26, 2007

March 26, 2007

5

ORDER granting 4 Agreed-to MOTION to Dismiss With Prejudice filed by DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE and DISMISSING CASE with prejudice. Signed by Judge STEPHAN P MICKLE on 3/28/07. (llt)

March 28, 2007

March 28, 2007

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Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 3, 2006

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

U.S. on behalf of an African-American employee

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Tallahassee Community College (Tallahassee), None

Defendant Type(s):

College/University

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2006 - 0

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Male