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Case Name EEOC v. WORLD SERVICE WEST LA INFLIGHT SERVICE COMPANY LLC EE-CA-0270
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-08009-ABC-PJW ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2004 the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against airline employee provider World Service West L.A. Inflight Service Company LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation ... read more >
In September 2004 the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against airline employee provider World Service West L.A. Inflight Service Company LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, the Order Re: Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment indicate the defendant allegedly discriminated against the complainants, female employees, by permitting a sexually hostile work environment and retaliated against a complaining party based upon her opposition to these practices. Following discovery and several status conferences and postponements of trial, the parties settled the lawsuit through a consent decree in October 2007.

The three-year decree, containing agreements not to harass or retaliate, required the defendant to: report on complaints and make other compliance reports, keep records, hire an internal monitor, develop an anti-discrimination policy, post and distribute notice of employee rights, provide EEO training, implement a complaint resolution process, alter manager evaluations to include compliance with anti-discrimination policies, and pay $150,000 to be distributed at the EEOC's sole discretion.

Daisy Manning - 04/03/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitor/Master
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
EEOC intervened in private suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Does 1-10
World Service West L.A. Inflight Service Company, LLC
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 2007 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
2:04-cv-08009-ABC-PJW (C.D. Cal.) 10/02/2007
EE-CA-0270-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order Re: Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment 11/17/2006 (C.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0270-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 10/02/2007
EE-CA-0270-0002.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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