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Case Name EEOC v. JAMAL & KAMAL INC (d/b/a IHOP) EE-LA-0041
Docket / Court 2:05-cv-02667-LMA-KWR ( E.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 2005, the EEOC district office in New Orleans, Louisiana brought this suit against Jamal & Kamal, Inc., doing business as International House of Pancakes, a national restaurant chain, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The complaint state that a group of ... read more >
In June 2005, the EEOC district office in New Orleans, Louisiana brought this suit against Jamal & Kamal, Inc., doing business as International House of Pancakes, a national restaurant chain, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The complaint state that a group of female employees were repeatedly subject to sexual and gender-based harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the women alleged that a manager constantly made derogatory remarks, engaged in inappropriate and unwanted touching, initiated graphic conversation, and belittled them in front of other employees and patrons.

The parties entered a consent decree in November 2006. The consent decree stated that the defendant would not discriminate on the basis of sex, would never rehire the offending manager, would provide EEO training to the owner of the defendant corporation and all managers, would make semiannual reports to the EEOC regarding all complaints of sexual harassment, and would pay the group of women a total of $60,000 in satisfaction of all claims presented in this litigation.

Jason Chester - 06/12/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
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) Jamal & Kamal, 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 2006 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
2:05-cv-02667-LMA-KWR (E.D. La.) 11/17/2006
EE-LA-0041-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 06/29/2005
EE-LA-0041-0001.pdf | Detail
Order and Reasons 02/07/2006 (2006 WL 285143 / 2006 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 461) (E.D. La.)
EE-LA-0041-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Order 09/18/2006 (2006 WL 2690226 / 2006 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 662) (E.D. La.)
EE-LA-0041-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Consent Decree 11/15/2006
EE-LA-0041-0004.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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