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Case Name EEOC v. VENTURA UNIFORM SERVICE EE-LA-0090
Docket / Court 2:99-cv-02987-MLS-SS ( E.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's New Orleans district office sued Ventura Uniform Service, Inc., a national uniform retailer, on September 30, 1999 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however their causes of action are stated in the consent decree. The ... read more >
The EEOC's New Orleans district office sued Ventura Uniform Service, Inc., a national uniform retailer, on September 30, 1999 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however their causes of action are stated in the consent decree. The EEOC alleged that Ventura violated Title VII when it discriminated against an employee based on sex (female) and her pregnancy by terminating her employment. The parties entered into the consent decree on May 25, 2000 which stipulated that Ventura would pay the aggrieved employee $5,560 in damages, would not discriminate in the future, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, create a policy concerning sex discrimination and pregnancy discrimination, and provide Title VII compliance training.

Aaron Weismann - 06/06/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
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) Ventura Uniform Service, 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 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 2000 - 2005
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
2:99-cv-02987-MLS-SS (E.D. La.) 05/25/2000
EE-LA-0090-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree 05/25/2000
EE-LA-0090-0001.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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