Case: Settlement agreement between United States (on behalf of Adel Oubari) and Plano Independent School District

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Filed Date: 1998

Closed Date: 2002

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Case Summary

In September 1998 and Novermber 1999, a Muslim employee filed two charges with the Dallas district office of the EEOC against his employer, the Plano Independent School District (PISD), under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. He alleged religious discrimination by the PISD.In September 1999, the EEOC determined that a reasonable cause existed to believe that the PISD discriminated and retaliated against the complainant on the basis of his religion (Islam). Unable to secure a conciliation agr…

In September 1998 and Novermber 1999, a Muslim employee filed two charges with the Dallas district office of the EEOC against his employer, the Plano Independent School District (PISD), under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. He alleged religious discrimination by the PISD.

In September 1999, the EEOC determined that a reasonable cause existed to believe that the PISD discriminated and retaliated against the complainant on the basis of his religion (Islam). Unable to secure a conciliation agreement, the EEOC referred the complaint to the DOJ.

In 2002, the United States, the complainant and the PISD entered into a settlement agreement. Under the agreement, the PISD was prohibited from discrimination and agreed to reasonable accommodation of good faith religious observances and practices. The PISD was required to conduct a mandatory anti-discrimination training within 180 days of the agreement for its supervisory personnel. It was required to implement a religious accommodation policy, that included, among others, a clear statement of complaints procedures and to distribute the policy among its employees. Additionally, the PISD agreed to pay the complainant $5,000.

Summary Authors

Zhandos Kuderin (7/9/2014)

People


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Boyd, Ralph F. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Toomey, Kathleen (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Modisette, Danny (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Boyd, Ralph F. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)

Toomey, Kathleen (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Modisette, Danny (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Settlement Agreement

June 19, 2002

June 19, 2002

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

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Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: 1998

Closing Date: 2002

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States government on behalf of a Muslim employee of the Plano Independent School District

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

Plano Independent School District, School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

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: 5,000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2002

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reasonable Accommodation

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination