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Case Name EEOC v. MONK'S INC., d/b/a INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES EE-NM-0034
Docket / Court CIV-99-0114-BB ( D.N.M. )
State/Territory New Mexico
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Albuquerque district office sued Monk's, Inc., the owner of the International House of Pancakes chain of restaurants, on February 3, 1999 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Monk's violated the Americans with Disabilities Act ... read more >
The EEOC's Albuquerque district office sued Monk's, Inc., the owner of the International House of Pancakes chain of restaurants, on February 3, 1999 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Monk's violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it discriminated against an employee with a physical disability (diabetes) when it failed to reasonably accommodate the employee and terminated him. The parties entered into a consent decree on May 9, 2000, which stipulated that Monk's would pay the defendant $11,000 in damages, post a notice of EEO rights in its Las Cruces restaurant, provide EEO training for its managers and supervisors, and allow the EEOC to ensure compliance with the consent decree both through annual reports from the defendant and entering the defendant's restaurant.

Aaron Weismann - 06/11/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Monk's, 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 - 2003
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)
1:99-cv-00114-BB-KBM (D.N.M.) 05/09/2000
EE-NM-0034-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 02/03/1999
EE-NM-0034-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 05/09/2000
EE-NM-0034-0002 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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