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Case Name EEOC v. SIZZLER USA RESTAURANTS, INC EE-CA-0205
Docket / Court C-06-6142 PVT-JF ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006, the San Francisco District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against restaurant chain Sizzler USA Restaurants, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, and national origin, Mexican, in ... read more >
In September 2006, the San Francisco District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against restaurant chain Sizzler USA Restaurants, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, and national origin, Mexican, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the complaining party was subjected to a hostile work environment and constructive discharge. The complainant intervened in the lawsuit in January 2007.

The lawsuit had not been resolved by April 22, 2008 when the documents were collected. The most recent relevant action was a motion to compel filed by the EEOC in April 14, 2008.

Daisy Manning - 05/28/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Sizzler USA Restaurants, 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 None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
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)
5:06-cv-06142-JF (N.D. Cal.) 04/15/2008
EE-CA-0205-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2006
EE-CA-0205-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Motion to Compel Discovery 04/10/2007 (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0205-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Offen-Brown, David F. (California)
EE-CA-0205-9000
Ordonio-Dixon, Linda Susan (California)
EE-CA-0205-9000
Shaw, Eric Carroll (California)
EE-CA-0205-9000
Tamayo, William Robert (California)
EE-CA-0205-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Mertens, Glen Henry (California)
EE-CA-0205-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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