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Case Name EEOC v. Sun Pacific Shippers, Inc., et al. EE-CA-0214
Docket / Court 3:04-cv-02950-JCS ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The San Francisco District Office filed this case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The defendant was Sun Pacific Shippers, Inc., and several related business entities. It was alleged that the complainant, a female, was sexually harassed in violation of Title VII ... read more >
The San Francisco District Office filed this case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The defendant was Sun Pacific Shippers, Inc., and several related business entities. It was alleged that the complainant, a female, was sexually harassed in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lawsuit was filed in July 2004 and was eventually resolved by consent decree in June 2005. The complainant, who did not intervene in the case, was awarded a total of $45,000. In addition, the company had to provide a training session, revise and distribute its employee handbook and complaint procedures, and make semi-annual reports to the EEOC. The duration of the consent decree was eighteen months.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/29/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex 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) Sun Pacific Enterprises, L.P.
Sun Pacific Farming Cooperative, Inc.
Sun Pacific Marketing Cooperative, Inc.
Sun Pacific Shippers, Inc.
Sun Pacific Shippers, L.P.
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 - 2006
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)
3:04-cv-02950-JCS (N.D. Cal.) 07/11/2005
EE-CA-0214-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 07/21/2004
EE-CA-0214-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree [] 06/09/2005
EE-CA-0214-0002.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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