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Case Name EEOC v. Pizza Hut of America, Inc. EE-CA-0173
Docket / Court 5:00-cv-00774-RT-E ( 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
In September 2000 the Los Angeles district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Pizza Hut of America, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The complaint is unavailable; however court documents indicate that the EEOC brought the suit on behalf of four ... read more >
In September 2000 the Los Angeles district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Pizza Hut of America, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The complaint is unavailable; however court documents indicate that the EEOC brought the suit on behalf of four female former employees who were subjected to a sexually hostile work environment.

The case was settled in June 2003 by the entry of a consent decree. The defendant agreed to pay the complainants $360,000.00 in resolution of their claims, representing $35,209 in backpay and $324,791 in compensatory damages. The defendant was required to retain an Equal Employment Opportunity Consultant and to provide EEO training to its managerial employees. In addition, the defendant was required to keep records of all formal complaints and report to the EEOC on a semi-annual basis.

Kevin Wilemon - 11/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
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
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) Pizza Hut of America, Inc.
Pizza Hut of American, 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 2003 - 2005
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)
5:00-cv-00774-RT-E (C.D. Cal.) 07/14/2003
EE-CA-0173-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report 06/18/2003
EE-CA-0173-0003 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 06/19/2003
EE-CA-0173-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Press Release 06/19/2003
EE-CA-0173-0002 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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