Filed Date: Aug. 20, 1999
Closed Date: April 13, 2000
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EEOC's Charlotte, NC office filed this Title VII lawsuit alleging that the defendant Lucent Technologies, Inc. failed to promote five installers at its Columbia, SC facility because of their race. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina (Columbia) on 08/20/1999. The individual complainants did not intervene in the suit or file a separate suit.
The case was settled before any discovery was made. A two-year consent decree was entered by the district court on 04/13/2000.
Under the consent decree, the defendant agreed to pay the five complainants a total sum of $46,346. The defendant also agreed to provide necessary training for promotion to three complainants. The complainant's personnel record would be expunged of any record related to the lawsuit. Additionally, the defendant was required to provide training and post notice of EEO policies.
Yin Zheng (7/15/2007)
Last updated May 6, 2023, 3:17 a.m.
State / Territory: South Carolina
Filing Date: Aug. 20, 1999
Closing Date: April 13, 2000
Case Ongoing: No
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Public Interest Lawyer: Yes
Filed Pro Se: No
Class Action Sought: No
Class Action Outcome: Not sought
Lucent Technologies Inc. (Columbia, SC), Private Entity/Person
Causes of Action:
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief
Prevailing Party: Plaintiff
Nature of Relief:
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief:
Form of Settlement:
Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Amount Defendant Pays: 46346
Order Duration: 2000 - 2002
Content of Injunction:
Expungement of Employment Record
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training