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Case Name EEOC v. PARKER PALM SPRINGS HOTEL EE-CA-0162
Docket / Court EDCV 06-01044 VAP ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006 the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against the resort Parker Palm Springs, LLC, doing business as Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in ... read more >
In September 2006 the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against the resort Parker Palm Springs, LLC, doing business as Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the consent decree that the complaint alleged that the defendant failed to hire the complainant based upon her gender. Following the defendant's appearance in the lawsuit, the parties settled the lawsuit in July 2007 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing an agreement not to discriminate or retaliate, required the defendant to: make compliance reports, keep records, adopt quantitative goals for hiring, develop an anti-discrimination policy, follow recruitment protocol, comply with advertising requirements, distribute notice of employee rights, provide EEO training, and pay $70,000 to the EEOC to be distributed at the EEOC's sole discretion.

David Friedman - 04/21/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Goals and Timekeeping
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
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) Parker Palm Springs, 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 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)
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  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)
5:06-cv-01044-VAP-OP (C.D. Cal.) 07/10/2007
EE-CA-0162-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 07/10/2007
EE-CA-0162-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Park, Anna Y. (California)
EE-CA-0162-9000
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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