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Case Name EEOC v. COASTAL VALLEY MANAGEMENT EE-CA-0056
Docket / Court 5:01-cv-21105-RMW ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In November 2001, the San Jose Area Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against against Coastal Valley Management, a vineyard management organization, and three of its employees in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. We do not have a copy of the complaint; ... read more >
In November 2001, the San Jose Area Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against against Coastal Valley Management, a vineyard management organization, and three of its employees in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the intervenor's complaint that the complainants allege that the defendant discriminated against the four charging parties, female employees, on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and retaliated against certain complainants in retaliation to their complaints about the discrimination. The charging parties intervened in the lawsuit in February 2002. Following the successful settlement of the lawsuit through mediation in April 2002, the parties officially settled the case through a consent decree in May 2002.

The two-year decree, containing an agreement not to discriminate or retaliate, required the defendant to: develop, distribute and post notice of a new anti-discrimination policy, provide semi-annual anti-sexual harassment training to all employees, required defendant to institute policies promoting supervisor accountability, enjoined defendant from rehiring the three terminated co-defendants for at least two years, provide certain documentation regarding compliance with the decree, and pay $200,000 to be distributed among four individuals.

David Friedman - 10/22/2007


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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
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action State Anti-Discrimination Law
State law
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Costal Valley Management
Edubigen Resendez
Lupe Velasco
Ron Gallegos
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought None on record
Class action status granted None on record
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 2002 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
5:01-cv-21105-RMW (N.D. Cal.) 05/28/2002
EE-CA-0056-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [in Intervention] 02/14/2002
EE-CA-0056-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 05/28/2002
EE-CA-0056-0003 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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