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Case Name EEOC v. AMELCO ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC. EE-CA-0012
Docket / Court 3:05-cv-02492-MEJ ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On June 20, 2005, the San Francisco District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought this action in the Northern District of California under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against Amelco Electric S.F., Inc. and Amelco Corporation. The EEOC, who brought suit on ... read more >
On June 20, 2005, the San Francisco District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought this action in the Northern District of California under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against Amelco Electric S.F., Inc. and Amelco Corporation. The EEOC, who brought suit on behalf of a male electrician and other similarly situated employees who worked for Amelco, asked the court for injunctive relief and monetary damages, claiming that Amelco had subjected its employees to disparate treatment, a hostile work environment, and termination because of their sex, race, national origin, and religion. The EEOC further alleged that Amelco retaliated against an employee and fired him for his complaints of discrimination. The EEOC filed a similar action on behalf of different Amelco employees on May 4, 2006 (see EEOC v. Amelco Electric Company, Inc, EE-CA-0013 on this site). Though the cases were not consolidated, the parties agreed to settle both matters simultaneously.

The Settlement Agreement, which took effect on August 28, 2006, bound Amelco to not retaliate against the individuals who complained of discrimination the EEOC, and awarded the plaintiffs $125,000.

Jennifer Gitter - 03/20/2013


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Content of Injunction
Retaliation Prohibition
Defendant-type
Sanitation/Public Works
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
Religion discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Race, unspecified
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Amelco Corporation
Amelco Electric S.F., Inc.
Plaintiff Description The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit on behalf of a male employee of an electric company and other similarly situated employees who complained of sex, race, national origin, and religious discrimination.
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 Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 2006 - n/a
Case Closing Year 2006
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-CA-0013 : EEOC v. AMELCO ELECTRIC SAN FRANCISCO, INC. (N.D. Cal.)
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)
3:05-cv-02492-MEJ (N.D. Cal.) 08/21/2006
EE-CA-0012-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/20/2005
EE-CA-0012-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement Between [EEOC] and [Amelco]; Order 08/16/2006
EE-CA-0012-0004.pdf | Detail
Dismissal with Prejudice; Order 08/21/2006 (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0012-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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