Case: EEOC v. Coastal Fabrication

6:03-cv-01669 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Sept. 9, 2003

Closed Date: Sept. 12, 2003

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Case Summary

The New Orleans District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Coastal Fabrication LLC in September 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The complaint alleged racial discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged Coastal Fabrication LLC terminated the employment of an employee in retaliation for his wife's complaining that he had been discriminated against based on his race.…

The New Orleans District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Coastal Fabrication LLC in September 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The complaint alleged racial discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged Coastal Fabrication LLC terminated the employment of an employee in retaliation for his wife's complaining that he had been discriminated against based on his race. The EEOC filed its complaint and a consent decree on the same day. The case was settled by entry of the consent decree just three days after the complaint was filed.

The decree included non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the development of a written Title VII policy, required the posting and distribution of the policy, and required the defendant to provide training regarding equal employment opportunity rights and responsibilities. Coastal Fabrications was required to keep records of race discrimination complaints and retaliation complaints under Title VII and make the records available to the EEOC. The injunctive parts of the decree had a three year term. The consent decree also required Coastal Fabrications to expunge the complainant's employment record and give him a neutral employment reference. In addition, Coastal Fabrication agreed to pay $10,000 to the complainant.

Summary Authors

Justin Kanter (5/22/2008)

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6:03-cv-01669

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Coastal Fabrication LLC

Sept. 12, 2003

Sept. 12, 2003

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Complaint

EEOC v. Coastal Fabrication LLC

Sept. 9, 2003

Sept. 9, 2003

Complaint
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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Coastal Fabrication, LLC

Sept. 9, 2003

Sept. 9, 2003

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

TYPE OF FEE: FILING FEE/wv; Amount of fee $0. (McGinity, N) (Entered: 09/09/2003)

Sept. 9, 2003

Sept. 9, 2003

CASE ASSIGNED to current magistrate judge for discovery. (Prest, B) (Entered: 09/10/2003)

Sept. 9, 2003

Sept. 9, 2003

1

COMPLAINT filed w/jury demand. (Prest, B) (Entered: 09/10/2003)

Sept. 9, 2003

Sept. 9, 2003

2

PROPOSED JUDGMENT (entitled Consent Decree) by E E O C received, referred to Judge Rebecca F Doherty in Lafayette Divisional Office. (Prest, B) (Entered: 09/10/2003)

Sept. 9, 2003

Sept. 9, 2003

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CONSENT DECREE (signed by Judge Rebecca F Doherty) (Whidden, C) (Entered: 09/15/2003)

Sept. 12, 2003

Sept. 12, 2003

Case closed (Whidden, C) (Entered: 09/15/2003)

Sept. 12, 2003

Sept. 12, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 9, 2003

Closing Date: Sept. 12, 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Coastal Fabrication, LLC (New Iberia, Louisiana), Private Entity/Person

Coastal Fabrication, LLC (New Iberia, Louisiana), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

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:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 10000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits