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Case Name EEOC v. Ray Ramon (d/b/a Casa Del Sol) EE-TX-0307
Docket / Court 2:01-cv-00024-FB ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In April 2001, the San Antonio District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Ray Ramon, Primary Home Health Care Services of South Texas, Inc., South Texas Nursing Care, Inc., and Texas Valley Health Services, Inc. (doing business as Cafe Del Sol) in the U.S. District Court for the Western ... read more >
In April 2001, the San Antonio District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Ray Ramon, Primary Home Health Care Services of South Texas, Inc., South Texas Nursing Care, Inc., and Texas Valley Health Services, Inc. (doing business as Cafe Del Sol) in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the consent decree that the complaint alleged the defendant subjected one charging party, a female employee, to a sexually hostile work environment consisting of crude and offensive statements, requests for sexual favors, threats of bodily harm, and sexual assault, causing complainant to quit her employment with the defendant. The complainants intervened in the case in September 2001. Following a failed motion by the defendant to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction and discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit through a consent decree in August 2002.

The two-year decree, containing a non-discrimination clause, required the defendant to: update its anti-discrimination policies, including creation of reporting mechanisms, post its anti-discrimination policy, provide EEO training to all managers and supervisors for at least four hours, and pay $225,000 to one of the charging parties.

David Friedman - 10/03/2007


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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
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Primary Home Health Care Services of South Texas, Inc.
Ray Ramon
South Texas Nursing Care, Inc.
Texas Valley Health Services, Inc.
Texas Valley Health Services, 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 2002 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
2:01-cv-00024-FB (W.D. Tex.) 09/06/2002
EE-TX-0307-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion to Dismiss] 08/22/2002 (W.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0307-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 09/06/2002
EE-TX-0307-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC's FY 2002 Office of General Counsel Annual Report (Excerpt) 12/31/2002
EE-TX-0307-0003.pdf | Detail
Judges Green, Dennis G. (W.D. Tex.) [Magistrate]
EE-TX-0307-9000
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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