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Case Name EEOC v. RIFU APPAREL CORPORATION EE-MP-0007
Docket / Court 1:06-cv-00030 ( D. N. Mar. I. )
State/Territory Northern Mariana Islands
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Los Angeles office of the EEOC brought this suit against Rifu Apparel Corporation, Kyungseung (Saipan), Inc., Poong In (Saipan), Inc., and L & S Apparel Corporation in September of 2006 in the United States District Court for the District of Northern Mariana Islands. The complaint alleged ... read more >
The Los Angeles office of the EEOC brought this suit against Rifu Apparel Corporation, Kyungseung (Saipan), Inc., Poong In (Saipan), Inc., and L & S Apparel Corporation in September of 2006 in the United States District Court for the District of Northern Mariana Islands. The complaint alleged that the defendants discriminated against female employees after they became pregnant in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC and Poong In, Inc. entered a consent decree in September of 2007; The EEOC and Rifu Apparel Corporation, Kyungseung, Inc. and L & S Apparel Corporation entered a consent decree in January of 2008 after a settlement conference.

The decrees included non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendants to revise anti-discrimination policies as necessary, post notice of employees' rights, distribute notice of rights, and provide training to managers, supervisors, and human resource personnel on employment discrimination. The defendants were also required to report complaints to the EEOC on an annual basis, keep records of documents relating to complaints and the anti-discrimination policy. The injunctive part of the decree had a four year term. In addition, the defendants agreed to pay $120,000 to eight women.

Justin Kanter - 05/19/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
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) Kyungseung, Inc.
L & S Apparel Corporation
Pooing In, Ltd.
Rifu Apparel Corporation
Rifu Apparel Corporation
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 2008 - 2012
Case Closing Year 2008
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)
1:06-cv-00030 (D. N. Mar. I.) 01/25/2008
EE-MP-0007-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/28/2006
EE-MP-0007-0001.pdf | Detail
First Amended Complaint 05/21/2007
EE-MP-0007-0002.pdf | Detail
Final Judgment and Consent Decree between Plaintiff EEOC and Defendant Poing In (Saipan), Inc., Only 11/06/2007
EE-MP-0007-0003.pdf | Detail
Final Judgment and Consent Decree between Plaintiff EEOC and Defendants Rifu Apparel Corporation [] 01/23/2008
EE-MP-0007-0004.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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