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Case Name EEOC v. REMO'S MUSHROOM SERVICES, INC. EE-PA-0138
Docket / Court 2:05-cv-05131-ER ( E.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2005, the Philadelphia office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Remo's Mushroom Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The complaint alleged that the defendant created an ethnically hostile work environment for the Mexican ... read more >
In September 2005, the Philadelphia office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Remo's Mushroom Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The complaint alleged that the defendant created an ethnically hostile work environment for the Mexican workers, retaliating against the Mexican workers with more discipline and intimidation, and did not maintain an anti-discrimination policy. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in March 2007.

The three year consent decree required the defendant to refrain from discrimination and retaliation, adopt an anti-discrimination policy, promote supervisor accountability, provide annual Title VII training for employees, give a report to the EEOC on compliance with the decree, and pay the claimants $25,000.

Kevin Wilemon - 09/07/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Remo's Mushroom 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 - 2009
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)
2:05-cv-05131-ER (E.D. Pa.) 03/15/2007
EE-PA-0138-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/28/2005
EE-PA-0138-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 03/15/2007
EE-PA-0138-0002 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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