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Case Name EEOC v. Pepe's Mexican Restaurant EE-IN-0084
Docket / Court 2:02-cv-00355-PRC ( N.D. Ind. )
State/Territory Indiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Indianapolis district office sued SAC Griffith, Inc., an Indiana corporation d/b/a Pepe's Mexican Restaurant, on August 30, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however the consent decree, filed on April 7, 2004, ... read more >
The EEOC's Indianapolis district office sued SAC Griffith, Inc., an Indiana corporation d/b/a Pepe's Mexican Restaurant, on August 30, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however the consent decree, filed on April 7, 2004, describes the EEOC's causes of action. The EEOC alleged that SAC violated Title VII when it discriminated against the intervenor employees, who intervened in two groups in September 2002 and August 2003, based on sex (female) when it created a hostile work environment. The consent decree stipulated that the defendant would pay $90,000 in damages to the six intervenors, revise and distribute its EEO policies, post notice of compliance with Title VII, implement EEO training for all employees, and report complaints of discrimination annually to the EEOC.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/12/2007


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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
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
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 Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) SAC Griffith, Inc.
SAC Griffith, Inc.
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 - 2009
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)
2:02-cv-00355-PRC (N.D. Ind.) 04/08/2004
EE-IN-0084-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 04/07/2004
EE-IN-0084-0001 PDF | Detail
Order 04/08/2004 (N.D. Ind.)
EE-IN-0084-0002 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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