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Case Name EEOC v. Nirman Enterprises Associates d/b/a Hampton Inn EE-SC-0032
Docket / Court 8:00-cv-03055-HMH-WMC ( D.S.C. )
State/Territory South Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
EEOC's Greenville, SC office filed this lawsuit alleging discrimination based on religious belief and failure to reasonably accommodate at the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina (Anderson/Greenwood) on 09/28/2000. The defendant Nirman Enterprises Associates operated a ... read more >
EEOC's Greenville, SC office filed this lawsuit alleging discrimination based on religious belief and failure to reasonably accommodate at the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina (Anderson/Greenwood) on 09/28/2000. The defendant Nirman Enterprises Associates operated a Hampton Inn in Clemson, SC. EEOC corrected the defendant's name in an amended complaint. The individual complainant did not intervene in the lawsuit.

The parties settled after some discovery. A consent decree was entered into judgment on 06/21/2001.

The defendant agreed to pay the complainant $3,000 to settle the case. Additionally, the defendant agreed to expunge the records of the complainant and provide neutral references. The defendant was also required to provide training on religious accommodations to its manager and assistant manager. The duration of the consent decree was 30 days or 10 days after EEOC received certification that the training was held, whichever period is longer.

Yin Zheng - 08/12/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Nirman Enterprises Associates
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 not on record
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)
8:00-cv-03055-HMH-WMC (D.S.C.) 06/21/2001
EE-SC-0032-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order [Re: Motion to Compel] 03/05/2001 (D.S.C.)
EE-SC-0032-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 06/21/2001
EE-SC-0032-0002 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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