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Case Name EEOC v. DIVERSIFIED PARATRANSIT EE-CA-0075
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-04762-SJO-AJW ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 2004, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Diversified Paratransit, Inc., Paul's Yellow Cab (d/b/a Yellow Cab), and Inland Express, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The complaint alleged that the defendants violated Title ... read more >
In June 2004, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Diversified Paratransit, Inc., Paul's Yellow Cab (d/b/a Yellow Cab), and Inland Express, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The complaint alleged that the defendants violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against the charging party and other employees on the basis of race and sex. Complainant alleged that she was subjected to racially and sexually derogatory comments and that defendant failed to take immediate corrective and preventive measures after complainant reported the harassment. After a great number of discovery disputes, the EEOC's motion for partial summary judgment was granted in late June 2005. Shortly thereafter, the parties settled and entered into a consent decree in early August 2005.

The five-year decree, which contained both anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to revise the employee handbook to include Title VII policies and internal complaint procedures. In addition, the defendant agreed to: provide Title VII compliance evaluations, provide Title VII training to all employees, post an EEOC-provided Title VII notice, provide positive references for the charging parties, retain records of Title VII complaints, report at specified intervals to the EEOC, and pay $100,000 to the charging parties.

Jason Chester - 06/01/2007


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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
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Diversified Paratransit, Inc.
Inland Express, Inc.
Paul's Yellow Cab
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 - 2010
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-04762-SJO-AJW (C.D. Cal.) 08/10/2005
EE-CA-0075-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/30/2004
EE-CA-0075-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: District Court
Consent Decree and [Proposed] Order 05/10/2007
EE-CA-0075-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 05/10/2007 (C.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0075-0002.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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