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Case Name EEOC v. NOB HILL PROPERTIES INC (d/b/a HUNTINGTON HOTEL) EE-CA-0103
Docket / Court 3:06-cv-02104-MMC ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2006, the San Francisco District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Nob Hill Properties, Inc., d/b/a Huntington Hotel, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging discrimination on the basis of national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil ... read more >
In March 2006, the San Francisco District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Nob Hill Properties, Inc., d/b/a Huntington Hotel, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging discrimination on the basis of national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant refused to assign the charging party, a Mexican employee, to the position of Room Service Relief Captain because of his national origin. In addition, the defendant retaliated against the charging party for his complaints of the discrimination by continuing to refuse to assign him to the position he desired and further affecting the terms and conditions of his employment. After several scheduling orders, the parties took part in mediation in November 2006. They submitted a proposed consent decree to the Court for approval in March 2007. However, they later amended the decree, and the final consent decree was approved in April 2007, settling the case.

The two-year decree contained non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses and required the defendant to: send the charging party an apology letter, give the charging party the opportunity to meet with superiors to discuss workplace issues, provide EEO training for its managers, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and pay the charging party $35,000.

Michele Marxkors - 06/29/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Apology
Discrimination Prohibition
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Nob Hill Properties, 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 2007 - 2009
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)
3:06-cv-02104-MMC (N.D. Cal.) 04/23/2007
EE-CA-0103-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/21/2006
EE-CA-0103-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 03/08/2007
EE-CA-0103-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Consent Decree 04/23/2007
EE-CA-0103-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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