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Case Name EEOC v. LAMBKA AND RENFROE (d/b/a PERKO'S RESTAURANT) et al EE-CA-0166
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-01751-FCD-GGH ( E.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 August 2004, the San Francisco District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Lambka and Renfroe, d/b/a as Perko's CafÈ, and Dynaco, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. The EEOC alleged that the defendant discriminated against the charging party, a ... read more >
In August 2004, the San Francisco District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Lambka and Renfroe, d/b/a as Perko's CafÈ, and Dynaco, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. The EEOC alleged that the defendant discriminated against the charging party, a Hispanic employee, and a class of other Hispanic and Mexican employees on the basis of their national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After the parties participated in a voluntary dispute program, the defendant Dynaco was voluntarily dismissed from the case. The remaining parties settled through a consent decree in early August 2005.

The three-year decree, containing a non-retaliation clause, required the defendant to: revise and distribute its EEO policies, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, provide Title VII training for all its employees, and pay $35,000 to be divided among several claimants.

Jason Chester - 07/23/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Dynaco, Inc.
Lambka & Renfroe L.L.C.
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 - 2008
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-01751-FCD-GGH (E.D. Cal.) 08/01/2005
EE-CA-0166-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 07/25/2005
EE-CA-0166-0001 PDF | Detail
Amended Consent Decree 08/01/2005
EE-CA-0166-0002 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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