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Case Name EEOC v. ROYALWOOD CARE CENTER LLC EE-CA-0188
Docket / Court 2:05-cv-02407-RGK-CT ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, against Royalwood Care Center LLC. The complaint, filed in March 2005, alleged pregnancy discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ... read more >
The Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, against Royalwood Care Center LLC. The complaint, filed in March 2005, alleged pregnancy discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA); specifically that Defendant terminated the charging party on the basis of her pregnancy.

The Defendant moved to dismiss the complaint in July 2005, but the motion was denied in August 2005. The parties entered into a consent decree in November 2006. The decree, valid for 18 months, required Defendant to pay the charging party $20,000. Defendant was enjoined from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII or the PDA, and required to provide annual employment discrimination training to its employees, adopt a policy against pregnancy discrimination and distribute the policy to its employees, and report regularly to the EEOC about its compliance with the decree.

Elizabeth Glassman - 07/20/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy 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) Rpyalwood Care Center, 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 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
2:05-cv-02407-RGK-CT (C.D. Cal.) 11/03/2006
EE-CA-0188-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Minutes of (In Chambers) Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion to Dismiss] 08/18/2005 (C.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0188-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 11/06/2006
EE-CA-0188-0001.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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