Case: United States v. Shelby County

2:93-cv-03102 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Filed Date: Dec. 22, 1993

Closed Date: 1995

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Case Summary

On December 22, 1993, the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee against the Board of County Commissioners of Shelby County. The D.O.J. sought injunctive and monetary relief, alleging that the defendant violated Title VII by refusing to promote an employee in retaliation for an EEOC complaint the employee previously filed.The complaint alleges that t…

On December 22, 1993, the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee against the Board of County Commissioners of Shelby County. The D.O.J. sought injunctive and monetary relief, alleging that the defendant violated Title VII by refusing to promote an employee in retaliation for an EEOC complaint the employee previously filed.

The complaint alleges that the defendant violated Title VII by: (1) failing or refusing to promote the employee to the position of Deputy Jailer IV because he filed a charge with EEOC alleging race discrimination; and (2) failing or refusing to take appropriate action to remedy the effects of the discriminatory treatment.

On December 22, 1993, the District Court (Chief Judge Odell Horton) entered a consent decree ordering the defendant to: (1) offer the employee a promotion into a Deputy Jailer IV position, with a seniority date of May 1, 1991; (2) offer a monetary reward, representing retroactive salary increases from Deputy Jailer III to Deputy Jailer IV, with interest; (3) contribute their full share to a pension plan the plaintiff would have had if he had been promoted to a Deputy Jailer IV.

The docket ends with the entry of the consent decree. We have no further information.

Summary Authors

Hyun Jeong Yang (11/18/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Horton, Odell (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chun, Marisa A (California)

Halmon, Harriett M. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

McLean, Hite Jr. (Tennessee)

Judge(s)

Horton, Odell (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chun, Marisa A (California)

Halmon, Harriett M. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

McLean, Hite Jr. (Tennessee)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:93-cv-03102

Docket (PACER)

United States v. Gilless

March 3, 1995

March 3, 1995

Docket
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2:93-cv-03102

Consent Decree

Dec. 22, 1993

Dec. 22, 1993

Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated Sept. 5, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (Summons(es) not issued) Filing fee $ wv (Former Emp) (Entered: 12/30/1993)

Dec. 22, 1993

Dec. 22, 1993

2

CONSENT DECREE by Chief Judge Odell Horton : Joseph Smith to be awarded $9,974.32 and offered the job of Deputy Jailer IV; parties shall bear own costs; court shall retain jurisdiction. (cc: all counsel) (Former Emp) (Entered: 12/30/1993)

Dec. 22, 1993

Dec. 22, 1993

3

ORDER by Judge Odell Horton dismissing case as the parties have notified the Court that this case has been resolved. (cc: all counsel) (TMN) (Entered: 03/06/1995)

March 3, 1995

March 3, 1995

Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 22, 1993

Closing Date: 1995

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States on behalf of an employee alleging retaliation

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

A. C. Gilless (Shelby), County

Board of County Commissioners of Shelby County (Shelby), County

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 1993 - 0

Issues

General:

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Race, unspecified

Affected Gender:

Male