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Case Name EEOC v. Oil Shoppe, et al EE-CA-0112
Docket / Court 2:03-cv-05748-RGK-CT ( 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
The EEOC's Los Angeles district office sued The Oil Shoppe, d/b/a Jiffy Lube, on August 13, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex (female) by creating a hostile ... read more >
The EEOC's Los Angeles district office sued The Oil Shoppe, d/b/a Jiffy Lube, on August 13, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex (female) by creating a hostile work environment and disciplining or terminating the employment of one numerous female employees. The parties entered into a consent decree on August 3, 2004, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainants $299,000 in damages, expunge the complainants' work records, provide a neutral employment reference for the complainants, provide for an official who would give the neutral employment reference, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, provide EEO training to its employees, provide investigatory training to its human resources personnel, draft and distribute a non-discrimination policy, maintain records of discrimination complaints and other compliance measures, and report complaints of sex discrimination and compliance to the EEOC semiannually.

Aaron Weismann - 07/10/2007


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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
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
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) The Oil Shoppe
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 2004 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
2:03-cv-05748-RGK-CT (C.D. Cal.) 09/17/2004
EE-CA-0112-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 08/03/2004
EE-CA-0112-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report 08/03/2004
EE-CA-0112-0002.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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