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Case Name EEOC v. Mashiana Paradise Plaza, Inc. d/b/a "Paradise Plaza Truck Stop" EE-IN-0082
Docket / Court 3:04-cv-00233-RLM-CAN ( N.D. Ind. )
State/Territory Indiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Indianapolis office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, against Mashiana Paradise Plaza, Inc. d/b/a Paradise Plaza Truck Stop. The complaint, filed in March 2004, alleged sex and pregnancy discrimination in violation of Title VII of ... read more >
The Indianapolis office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, against Mashiana Paradise Plaza, Inc. d/b/a Paradise Plaza Truck Stop. The complaint, filed in March 2004, alleged sex and pregnancy discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant discharged the charging party because she was pregnant. The parties engaged in a settlement conference in September 2004 and it was successful. In October 2004 a consent decree was entered and the case was dismissed.

The decree, valid for five years, required Defendant to pay the charging party $5,000, provide her with a neutral employment reference and expunge her employment records. Defendant was enjoined from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII and required to post a notice of non-discrimination, provide Title VII training to its employees, and report regularly to the EEOC about any employees who were terminated during their pregnancy.

Elizabeth Glassman - 07/26/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
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
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
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) Mashiana Paradise Plaza 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 2004 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2004
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-00233-RLM-CAN (N.D. Ind.) 10/28/2004
EE-IN-0082-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/29/2004
EE-IN-0082-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 10/28/2004
EE-IN-0082-0002.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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