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Case Name EEOC v. Collegeville/Imagineering EE-AZ-0031
Docket / Court 2:05-cv-03033-DGC ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
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 Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Collegeville/Imagineering and Rubie's Costume Company, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights ... read more >
In September 2005, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Collegeville/Imagineering and Rubie's Costume Company, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant created a hostile work environment culminating in the constructive discharge of one complaining party. Following discovery and summary judgment motions by both parties, the parties settled the lawsuit in November 2007 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: make compliance reports, allow access to the EEOC for monitoring, expunge employee records and provide a neutral reference, post notice of employee rights, provide EEO training, implement a complaint resolution process, evaluate managerial staff based upon their enforcement of the Decree, agree not to retain documents regarding investigations in employee files, and pay $299,000 to be distributed among eight individuals.

Daisy Manning - 04/16/2008


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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
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Collegeville/Imagineering
Rubie's Costume Company, 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-03033-DGC (D. Ariz.) 11/19/2007
EE-AZ-0031-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
First Amended Complaint 07/13/2006
EE-AZ-0031-0003 PDF | Detail
Order 01/17/2007 (2007 WL 158735) (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0031-0008 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Order 02/13/2007 (2007 WL 496764) (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0031-0010 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Order [re: Partial Summary Judgment] 07/16/2007 (2007 WL 2051448) (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0031-0011 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Consent Decree 11/19/2007
EE-AZ-0031-0012 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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