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Case Name EEOC v. John Q. Hammons Hotels, L.P. dba Holiday Inn-Northglenn EE-CO-0027
Docket / Court 01-D-0800 (OES) ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In January 2001, the EEOC district office in Denver, Colorado brought this suit against John Q. Hammons Hotels, LP (Holiday Inn-Northglenn), a national hotel franchise, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Although the complaint is not available, the EEOC press release states ... read more >
In January 2001, the EEOC district office in Denver, Colorado brought this suit against John Q. Hammons Hotels, LP (Holiday Inn-Northglenn), a national hotel franchise, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Although the complaint is not available, the EEOC press release states that a deaf teenage female alleged that the defendant violated Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) when it refused to hire her. Specifically, after showing that she was qualified for the job, she was told that the defendant did not hire people her age. However, during the litigation, it was shown that the defendant hired two non-disabled male teenagers, for the jobs that the aggrieved female was qualified for, soon after the incident. After failed defense motions for summary judgment and discovery, the parties settled. Although a consent decree was entered in February 2003, it is not available. Notwithstanding, the EEOC press release states that the aggrieved female received $75,000 in damages and that the defendant must provide EEO training.

Joel Pettit - 06/27/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Provide antidiscrimination training
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Johy Q. Hammons Hotels, LP
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 not on record
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)
1:01-cv-00800-WYD-OES (D. Colo.) 02/14/2003
EE-CO-0027-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
EEOC Press Release 02/18/2003
EE-CO-0027-0001.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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