Case: Settlement agreement between United States (on behalf of Gwendolyn E. Hicks) and New Hanover County, North Carolina

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Filed Date: May 16, 1997

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

On or about May 16, 1997, the complainant filed a charge with the EEOC against New Hanover County, under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. The complainant alleged that the county retaliated against her by not hiring her a position of a tax clerk, because she has previously file charges against the county with the EEOC and initiated a private lawsuit against the county.

The EEOC was unable to secure a conciliation agreement between the parties, and referred the case to the DOJ.

The DOJ, the complainant and the county eventually entered into a settlement agreement. Under the agreement, none of the parties made admissions. The county paid the plaintiff a monetary award of $16,250. The plaintiff also agreed to sign a release agreement.

Summary Authors

Zhandos Kuderin (7/8/2014)

People


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Johnson, Michael W. (District of Columbia)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cherry, William Robert Jr. (North Carolina)

Copley, Wanda (North Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Johnson, Michael W. (District of Columbia)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cherry, William Robert Jr. (North Carolina)

Copley, Wanda (North Carolina)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Settlement Agreement

United States of America and Gwendolyn E. Hicks v. New Hanover County, North Carolina

Jan. 28, 2000

Jan. 28, 2000

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

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

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: North Carolina

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 16, 1997

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States government on behalf of an employee of the New Hanover County, retaliated against based on filing previous charges and a private lawsuit.

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Private 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

New Hanover County (New Hanover), County

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Special Case Type(s):

Out-of-court

Availably Documents:

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Amount Defendant Pays: 16,250

Order Duration: 2007 - 2007

Issues

General:

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Hiring