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Case Name EEOC v. SOUND PARKING INC EE-WA-0082
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-01792-RSL ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Seattle district office sued Sound Parking Incorporated, a Washington parking lot owner, on August 17, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Sound Parking violated Title VII when it discriminated based on race against ... read more >
The EEOC's Seattle district office sued Sound Parking Incorporated, a Washington parking lot owner, on August 17, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Sound Parking violated Title VII when it discriminated based on race against the intervenor employee, who intervened in December 2004, by discharging him in retaliation for complaining about a supervisor's use of a racially derogatory epithet. The parties entered into a consent decree on January 28, 2005 which stipulated that Sound would pay the intervenor $57,500 in damages, refrain from discriminating in the future, refrain from retaliating, provide a neutral recommendation for the intervenor, implement a revised anti-discrimination policy distributed to all employees, provide Title VII compliance training for its supervisors and managers, and report compliance with the consent decree to the EEOC bi-annually.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/06/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Sound Parking Incorporated
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 2005 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
2:04-cv-01792-RSL (W.D. Wash.) 01/28/2005
EE-WA-0082-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 08/17/2004
EE-WA-0082-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 12/17/2004
EE-WA-0082-0002.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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