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Case Name EEOC v. AJAY THEATERS, LLC D/B/A HOLLYWOOD 20 CINEMA EE-TN-0004
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-02426-BBD-dkv ( W.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 2004, the Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Ajay Theaters, LLC, d/b/a Hollywood 20 Cinema, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. According ... read more >
In June 2004, the Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Ajay Theaters, LLC, d/b/a Hollywood 20 Cinema, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. According to the consent decree, the complaint alleged that the defendant sexually harassed nine charging parties, female employees, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After some scheduling orders and a protective order, the defendant filed several motions for partial summary judgment against seven of the charging parties in late April and early May 2005. These motions were never resolved because the parties settled in early July 2005 through a consent decree.

The one-year decree, containing a non-discrimination clause, required the defendant to: provide anti-harassment training to all of its employees, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, distribute its anti-harassment policy, post a notice of the decree, and pay $75,000 to be distributed among the nine charging parties.

Michele Marxkors - 07/23/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) Ajay Theaters, LLC
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)
2:04-cv-02426-BBD-dkv (W.D. Tenn.) 07/29/2005
EE-TN-0004-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Protective Order 03/10/2005 (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0004-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 07/05/2005
EE-TN-0004-0002 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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