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Case Name EEOC v. REGIS CORP., & HAIR MASTERS SERVICES, INC. EE-WA-0077
Docket / Court 3:00-cv-05536-RJB ( 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 Regis Corporation, a national hair salon chain, and Hair Masters Services, Inc. on September 18, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however the consent decree, entered on July 16, 2001, ... read more >
The EEOC's Seattle district office sued Regis Corporation, a national hair salon chain, and Hair Masters Services, Inc. on September 18, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however the consent decree, entered on July 16, 2001, specifies the EEOC's causes of action. Accordingly, the EEOC alleged that the defendants violated Title VII when they discriminated against the intervenor employee, who intervened on January 3, 2001; by failing to accommodate her religious practices (unspecified) which lead to her constructive discharge. The consent decree stipulated that the defendant would pay the intervenor $55,000 in damages, provide training for religious sensitivity, amend its EEO policy to accommodate religious practices and post a notice of compliance with Title VII.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/08/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Hair Masters Services, Inc.
Regis Corporation
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 2001 - 2003
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
3:00-cv-05536-RJB (W.D. Wash.) 07/16/2001
EE-WA-0077-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree and Order Dismissing Action 07/16/2001
EE-WA-0077-0001.pdf | Detail
FY 2002 Office of General Counsel Annual Report 06/16/2003
EE-WA-0077-0002.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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