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Case Name EEOC v. PROSPECT AIRPORT SERVICES EE-NV-0030
Docket / Court CV-S-05-1125-KJD-RJJ ( D. Nev. )
State/Territory Nevada
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2005, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada against Prospect Airport Services, Inc. The complaint was brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; it alleged that a male employee was subjected to sexual harassment ... read more >
In September 2005, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada against Prospect Airport Services, Inc. The complaint was brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; it alleged that a male employee was subjected to sexual harassment by a female co-worker, and that the defendant did not take steps to remedy the situation.

The defendant moved for summary judgment, and in September of 2007 the court granted the motion, reasoning that the alleged harassment was not severe or pervasive enough to constitute sexual harassment under Title VII, and that the employer could not be held responsible for it because the male employee had specifically told his supervisors that he did not wish to bring a charge of sexual harassment. The EEOC appealed the court's ruling; as of April 22, 2008, the appeal was still pending.

Jason Chester - 05/30/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Prospect Airport Services, Inc
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 Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2007
Case Ongoing No
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-S-05-1125-KJD-RJJ (D. Nev.) 12/12/2007
EE-NV-0030-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
07-17221 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 03/21/2008
EE-NV-0030-9001 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/13/2005
EE-NV-0030-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [re: Summary Judgment] 09/27/2007 (2007 WL 2875155) (D. Nev.)
EE-NV-0030-0002 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Judgment in a Civil Case 09/27/2007 (D. Nev.)
EE-NV-0030-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Dawson, Kent J. (D. Nev.)
EE-NV-0030-9001
Johnston, Robert J. (D. Nev.) [Magistrate]
EE-NV-0030-9000
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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