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Case Name EEOC v. EARL SCHEIB AUTO BODY & PAINT EE-CA-0079
Docket / Court 3:03-cv-01934-BTM-BLM ( S.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2003, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Earl Scheib Inc., doing business as Earl Scheib Paint & Body, and 6 Does, alleging discrimination and retaliation on the basis of race, black, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In September 2003, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Earl Scheib Inc., doing business as Earl Scheib Paint & Body, and 6 Does, alleging discrimination and retaliation on the basis of race, black, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged racial harassment and race based discrimination by subjecting them to harassment and a hostile work environment, and retaliated against them following their complaint about such treatment. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in September 2004 through a consent decree.

The three year decree required the defendant to: make reports on complaints and other compliance reports, keep records, allow access to outsiders for monitoring, hire an outside EEOC consultant, agree not to harass, discriminate or retaliate against their employees, post notice of employee rights, provide annual training to all employees, and pay $375,000 to be distributed among five complaining parties and a fund for unidentified claimants.

Daisy Manning - 01/16/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
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
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Does 1-6
Earl Scheib 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 2004 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
3:03-cv-01934-BTM-BLM (S.D. Cal.) 09/29/2004
EE-CA-0079-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2003
EE-CA-0079-0001.pdf | Detail
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report - August 2004 08/31/2004
EE-CA-0079-0003.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 09/29/2004
EE-CA-0079-0002.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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