Case: EEOC v. SLICK WILLIES OF AMERICA INC

4:04-cv-03584 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: Sept. 14, 2004

Closed Date: Sept. 18, 2004

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Case Summary

In September 2004, the Houston District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Slick Willies of America, Inc. and related businesses in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The complaint alleged that the defendants discriminated against the charging party, a male applicant, and other male applicants by failing to recruit and hire them because of their sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The parties submitted a proposed consent decree on the same day that the lawsuit was filed. The consent decree was signed four days later, settling the case.

The two-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to post a Title VII notice, provide Title VII training for all its employees involved in hiring and recruiting, report to the EEOC on an annual basis, and pay $49,000.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (7/24/2007)

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Document

4:04-cv-03584

Docket [PACER]

Equal Employment v. Slick Willies of America Inc et al

Sept. 18, 2004

Sept. 18, 2004

Docket
1

4:04-cv-03584

Complaint

EEOC v. Slick Willies of America, Inc, et al.

Sept. 14, 2004

Sept. 14, 2004

Complaint
5

4:04-cv-03584

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Slick Willies of America Inc., et al.

Sept. 20, 2004

Sept. 20, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 2, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Slick Willies of America Inc et al (Filing fee $ 150) filed by Opportunity Commission Equal Employment.(hlerma, ) (Entered: 09/15/2004)

Sept. 14, 2004

Sept. 14, 2004

2

ORDER for Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference and Order to Disclose Interested Persons. Initial Conference set for 1/14/2005 01:00 PM in Courtroom 9F before Judge Nancy F. Atlas. Parties notified.(hlerma, ) (Entered: 09/15/2004)

Sept. 14, 2004

Sept. 14, 2004

3

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by Slick Willies of America Inc et al, filed.(hlerma, ) (Entered: 09/15/2004)

Sept. 14, 2004

Sept. 14, 2004

4

PROPOSED Consent Decree ORDER , filed.(hlerma, ) (Entered: 09/15/2004)

Sept. 14, 2004

Sept. 14, 2004

5

CONSENT DECREE.( Signed by Judge Nancy F. Atlas ) Parties notified.(amaly, ) (Entered: 09/20/2004)

Sept. 18, 2004

Sept. 18, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

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. 14, 2004

Closing Date: Sept. 18, 2004

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

Slick Willies Family Pool Hall, Inc. (Houston, TX), Private Entity/Person

Slick Willies of America, Inc. (Houston, TX), Private Entity/Person

20801, Inc. (Houston, TX), Private Entity/Person

12138, Inc. (Houston, TX), Private Entity/Person

12867, Inc. (Houston, TX), Private Entity/Person

Slick Willies Hollister Pointe, Inc. (Houston, TX), Private Entity/Person

Slick Willies Bayou Place, Inc. (Houston, TX), Private Entity/Person

3895, Inc. (Houston, TX), Private Entity/Person

11312, Inc. (Houston, TX), Private Entity/Person

11852, Inc. (Houston, TX), Private Entity/Person

1200, Inc. (Houston, TX), Private Entity/Person

6969 Gulf, Inc. (Houston, TX), Private Entity/Person

8471 Inc. (Houston, TX), 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: 49000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Recordkeeping

Retaliation Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits