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Case Name EEOC v. AMERISUITES EE-NM-0004
Docket / Court CIV 06 0860 JH/ACT ( D.N.M. )
State/Territory New Mexico
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 EEOC district office in Albuquerque, New Mexico brought this suit against Midtown Hospitality, LLC, doing business as Amerisuites by Prime, in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. The complaint alleged that the defendant terminated a female employee when ... read more >
In September 2006, the EEOC district office in Albuquerque, New Mexico brought this suit against Midtown Hospitality, LLC, doing business as Amerisuites by Prime, in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. The complaint alleged that the defendant terminated a female employee when it became aware of her pregnancy, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Three months after the initial answer was filed, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in February 2007.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would refrain from retaliating or discriminating on the basis of sex, pay the complainant $25,000, issue a neutral reference letter, classify her leaving as a voluntary resignation, expunge all employment records of references to this litigation, review its EEO policies, distribute EEO policies, post EEO notices, provide EEO training, and submit semiannual compliance reports. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement run for three years.

Jason Chester - 06/26/2007


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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
Expungement of Employment Record
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
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) Midtown Hospitality, LLC
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 2007 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
1:06-cv-00860-JCH-ACT (D.N.M.) 02/28/2007
EE-NM-0004-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/13/2006
EE-NM-0004-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 02/28/2007
EE-NM-0004-0002.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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