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Case Name EEOC v. OLYMPIC SECURITY SERVICES, INC. EE-WA-0062
Docket / Court 2:06-cv-01390-JCC ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006, the EEOC district office in San Francisco brought this case against Olympic Security Services, Inc. in the the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it refused ... read more >
In September 2006, the EEOC district office in San Francisco brought this case against Olympic Security Services, Inc. in the the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it refused to hire and accommodate an applicant whose religious beliefs required him to wear a beard. After discovery deadlines were set, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in May 2007.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the aggrieved party $19,100, refrain from discriminating on the basis of religion, review and revise its EEO policy, provide its managers and supervisors with one hour of EEO training, offer the complainant a full-time position, post an EEO notice, and submit compliance reports to the EEOC. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement ran for eighteen months.

Jason Chester - 07/23/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Hire
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Religion 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) Olympic Security Services, 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 - 2008
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)
2:06-cv-01390-JCC (W.D. Wash.) 06/06/2007
EE-WA-0062-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/26/2006
EE-WA-0062-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 05/01/2007
EE-WA-0062-0002.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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