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Case Name EEOC v. LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES EE-CA-0134
Docket / Court SACV04-1146 JVS (ANx ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Lutheran Social Services of Southern California in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in October 2004. According to the consent decree and docket, the complaint alleged disability discrimination in ... read more >
The Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Lutheran Social Services of Southern California in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in October 2004. According to the consent decree and docket, the complaint alleged disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. There were no major procedural events before the parties entered into a consent decree in June 2005. The consent decree required the defendant to pay the complainant $80,800 ($5,200 in back pay and the rest in compensatory damages). The three-year consent decree also required the defendant to implement a disability discrimination complaint procedure; train its employees on the requirements of anti-discrimination laws; hire an EEO consultant to ensure compliance with the decree; and submit reports of its compliance with the decree.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/03/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Lutheran Social Services of Southern California
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 2005 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
8:04-cv-01146-JVS-AN (C.D. Cal.) 06/06/2006
EE-CA-0134-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 06/09/2005
EE-CA-0134-0001.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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