Case: United States of America v. Greenwood Community School Corporation

1:03-cv-01055 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Filed Date: July 18, 2003

Closed Date: 2005

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Case Summary

On July 18, 2003, the United States filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana against Greenwood Community School Corporation. The plaintiff asked the court for remedial and injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant discriminated on the basis of sex by refusing to promote an employee because he was male.The complaint alleges that the Greenwood Community School Corporation discriminated on the bas…

On July 18, 2003, the United States filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana against Greenwood Community School Corporation. The plaintiff asked the court for remedial and injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant discriminated on the basis of sex by refusing to promote an employee because he was male.

The complaint alleges that the Greenwood Community School Corporation discriminated on the basis of sex by: (1) failing to promote an employee when a position became vacant because he filed a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission around July 2000 alleging that the defendant denied him the position because of sex and (2) failing or refusing to take appropriate action to remedy the effects of the discriminatory treatment.

On July 28, 2003, the District Court (Judge David Frank Hamilton) entered the consent decree agreed upon by the parties. The court ordered injunctive relief as follows: (1) defendant will not retaliate against any person because they have opposed unlawful policies or practices, filed a charge or internal complaint, or given testimony in any investigation proceeding under Title VII; (2) defendant will revise its policies against discrimination and harassment to expressly prohibit retaliatory harassment; (3) defendant will provide training on Title VII to supervisors and administrators who are involved in the hiring process; and (4) defendant shall offer the employee the vacant position, including job benefits. The decree was entered for a period of two years.

This case is closed.

Summary Authors

Erin Forman (11/4/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Hamilton, David Frank (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brent, Derrick L. (District of Columbia)

Brooks, Susan W. (Indiana)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Pecinovsky, Steven J. (District of Columbia)

Zengler, Jill E. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Nies, Joyce (Indiana)

Judge(s)

Hamilton, David Frank (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brent, Derrick L. (District of Columbia)

Brooks, Susan W. (Indiana)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Pecinovsky, Steven J. (District of Columbia)

Zengler, Jill E. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Nies, Joyce (Indiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

July 28, 2003 Docket
1

Complaint

July 18, 2003 Complaint
5

Consent Decree

July 28, 2003 Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 18, 2003

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States of America, on behalf of a male school 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

Greenwood Community School Corporation (Greenwood, Johnson), School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

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

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2003 - 2005

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male