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Case Name EEOC v. Entravision Communications Corp EE-CA-0082
Docket / Court 5:03-cv-05117-JW ( N.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 November 2003, the San Jose Local Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Entravision Communications Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the two charging parties and a group of similarly situated ... read more >
In November 2003, the San Jose Local Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Entravision Communications Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the two charging parties and a group of similarly situated female employees to a sexually hostile work environment, resulting in the constructive discharge of one of the charging parties and the retaliatory discharge of the other in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After some scheduling orders, the parties participated in mediation in November 2004, resulting in a tentative settlement. The parties reached a final settlement in February 2005 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: develop a harassment policy and complaint procedure, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, provide annual Title VII training for all its employees, and pay $185,000.

Michele Marxkors - 07/30/2007


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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
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
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Entravision Communications Corporation
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 - 2007
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)
5:03-cv-05117-JW (N.D. Cal.) 11/02/2005
EE-CA-0082-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 11/19/2003
EE-CA-0082-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 02/09/2005
EE-CA-0082-0002.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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