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Case Name EEOC v. Beverly Hilton EE-CA-0040
Docket / Court Cv-01-08316 Lgb ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against the Beverley Hilton, which operates the largest hotel in Beverley Hills, in September 2001, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The suit was based on alleged discrimination of female applicants due ... read more >
The Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against the Beverley Hilton, which operates the largest hotel in Beverley Hills, in September 2001, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The suit was based on alleged discrimination of female applicants due to their age. The hotel was not hiring qualified women to be waitresses at their restaurant because they were over 40 years of age. There was very little action during the course of this suit. Finally the case was resolved through a consent decree that was apparently reached through multiple conferences involving the parties. This consent decree was entered in February of 2003.

The consent decree contained both monetary relief as well as injunctive relief. The defendant was to pay $220,000 to an undisclosed class of women over 40 who had been adversely affected by the hiring practices of the hotel. This class was to be determined by the EEOC. For injunctive relief the consent decree required that the hotel train each of its supervisors, human resource people, and hiring personnel twice a year for the three year life of the consent decree.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/22/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Provide antidiscrimination training
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Does 1-10
The Beverly Hilton
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 2003 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
2:01-cv-08316-LGB-PJW (C.D. Cal.) 02/27/2003
EE-CA-0040-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint - Civil Rights Employment Discrimination 09/26/2001
EE-CA-0040-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: District Court
Consent Decree and Order 02/27/2003 (C.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0040-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report - February 2003 04/21/2003
EE-CA-0040-0002 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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