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Case Name EEOC v. HOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION EE-ID-0012
Docket / Court CV 04-478-E-LMB ( D. Idaho )
State/Territory Idaho
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
This suit was filed by the EEOC's Seattle office in September 2004 against Hollywood Entertainment Corporation, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. The complaint alleged that the charging party had been refused a promotion and constructively discharged on the basis of her ... read more >
This suit was filed by the EEOC's Seattle office in September 2004 against Hollywood Entertainment Corporation, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. The complaint alleged that the charging party had been refused a promotion and constructively discharged on the basis of her disability, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The charging party attempted to intervene in March 2005 and at the same time filed a motion to consolidate this case with her private lawsuit (4:04-cv-00613-BLW). The consolidation was granted in May 2005 and the EEOC case became the lead case. The case was settled by entry of a consent decree in March 2006.

The consent decree, which was valid for two years, required Hollywood not to discriminate or retaliate, and provided for monetary relief in the amount of $70,000. The decree also required Hollywood to distribute an anti-discrimination policy, post an EEO notice, and institute yearly anti-discrimination training. Additionally, the decree also included provisions for annual reporting to the EEOC on discrimination complaints and compliance with the consent decree. The defendant was also required to expunge the charging party's employee file.

Shankar Viswanathan - 08/07/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Hollywood Entertainment Corporation
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2006
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-ID-0033 : Yorgensen v. Hollywood Ent Corp (D. Idaho)
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
CV 04-478-E-LMB (D. Idaho) 03/10/2006
EE-ID-0012-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/21/2004
EE-ID-0012-0001.pdf | Detail
Amended Complaint 03/09/2005
EE-ID-0012-0002.pdf | Detail
Motion to Consolidate 03/11/2005
EE-ID-0012-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [on consolidation] 05/26/2005 (D. Idaho)
EE-ID-0012-0008.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
[Proposed] Consent Decree and Order of Dismissal and Notice to Employees 02/17/2006
EE-ID-0012-0003.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree and Order of Dismissal 03/10/2006
EE-ID-0012-0004.pdf | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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